'Tiger' drive draws flak

'Tiger' drive draws flak

The ‘Tiger Operation’ drive which is being carried out by the Mangalore City Corporation to evict street vendors met with stiff opposition from the Opposition in the Council at MCC meeting here on Saturday.

When Member Shanker Bhat said that evicting street vendors has been appreciated by all, Opposition Members Ashraf, Naveen, Lancelot Pinto, Appi, Harinath, Mariamma Thomas, Shashidhar Hegde, Jayanthi, Abdul Ajeej urged the MCC to provide alternative place for street vendors to sell their products, before evicting them. “The eviction drive has put lot of inconevience to the street vendors. The ‘Tiger operation’ should be stopped. By evicting the street vendors, the City Corporation is following anti-poor policy,” they said.

In response, Bhat said that street vendors are evicted on the guidelines of the High Court. The ‘Tiger Operation’ should be extended to all the concrete roads. It should not be stopped at any cost.

Meanwhile, Mayor Praveen said that street vendors meeting will be convened on June 2 at MCC to discuss on the eviction drive and alternative place.


Members Mariamma Thomas and Naveen D’Souza alleged that there is no value for Transferable Development Right (TDR) in MCC limits. The MCC is collecting premium Floor Area Ratio from the builders. As a result, the TDR will not have any value.

Town Planners Member Harsha B R said that gazette notification on Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) has been issued on May 11 and is implemented on May 20. In the revised zonal regulations, the government has revised the fee payable to MUDA on the registration value of sites. Those sites which have been registered with sub registrar office without getting approval from the MUDA before March 26, 2011 will have to pay the fee. For sites measuring above 500 metre square, 15 per cent fee over the registration value of the site should be paid to the MUDA. No fee should be paid to the MUDA for sites measuring 125 square metre. For sites measuring 125 to 250 square metre, a person should pay 7.5 per cent fee over the registration value of sites.

The fee payable to MUDA for sites measuring between 250 to 500 square metre will be 12.5 per cent of the registration value of sites.

Commissioner Dr K N Vijayaprakash said that TDR has been given to 1,284 properties in the city corporation limits while widening the road. A TDR cell in the town planning section will be set up to put an end over all confusion related to TDR.

Mayor to get new car

The Council okayed the proposal to purchase a new car SX4 top model petrol car for Mayor. The Car will cost Rs 9,60,653. The proposal will be sent to the government for approval.