'Volvo buses to airport by July 15'

'Volvo buses to airport by July 15'

He was speaking at an airport maintenance coordination meeting held at Deputy Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. The meet decided to introduce Volvo service to airport.

It also discussed on the upgradation of airport, providing infrastrucyures, extending the runway from 8,000 feet to 9,500 feet, setting up of police outpost and streetlights on the airport road.

About 150 acre land has been identified for runway extension. A sum of Rs 36 crore is required for the land acquisition. It was decided to write to the concerned department secretary to provide all the basic facilities to provide connecting road to airport.

On the request of Airport DIrector M R Vasudev, Deputy Commissioner directed the official concerned to supply water to airport and maintain waste. The meet also discussed on the cargo complex at the airport.

MPLAD fund

A sum of Rs 3 crore has been released to the district under Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) in the last two years. About 1.27 crore has been utilised and most of the works are under progress.

Speaking at a review meet on works undertaken under MPLAD, Nalin Kumar Kateel said “proposal should be submitted to those works which could not be undertaken and the work should be completed within stipulated time. If there was any lapse of funds, then officials will be held responsible.”

He said “action will be initiated against those officials who take six to seven months to prepare an action plan.”

He came down heavily on the MCC for not utilising the funds and said that he will not give a pie from his MPLAD for the development work in MCC. Officials are negligent over the funds.  Deputy Commissioner Dr Channappa Gowda said that the funds meant for works during 2005-06 is pending. About 48 works should be completed within 15 days.

He said junior engineers should submit the report on third party inspection report within a week after the work completion. The work on drinking water, streetlights and water tanks should be handed over to the gram panchayats immediately after its complete. The MP promised to release more than Rs 5 lakh towards development of road. Additional DC Prabhakar Sharma, PWD Engineer Gopal Naik, ZP Executive Engineer Sathyanarayana were present.

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