Palemar promises better roads, more parks for City

He also assured on spot income/caste certificates at I-day address

District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar speaking at the Independence Day celebrations at Nehru Maidan in Mangalore on Saturday.  Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj and Superintendent of Police Dr A S Rao look on. DH Photo

Delivering the Independence Day message after hoisting the tricolour flag at the Nehru Maidan here on Saturday, Palemar said that certificates will be issued to the applicants on the spot, once the mechanism was made functional. Similarly, separate lounge will be provided for the convenience of citizens who visit Nemmadi Kendra and Bhoomi Kendras. A modern lounge will be set up at the Mangalore Taluk Bhoomi Kendra on a pilot basis and later the facility will be extended to other centres in the district, he added.

Palemar assured that a ‘Kandaya Sahayavani Kendra’ will be opened at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office to redress citizens grievances with regard to the land sale and purchase formalities. Citizens can obtain information from the centre on all the third Saturdays, he added.

State Maritime Board soon

Palemar said that the government will reserve Rs 100 crore to set up Karnataka Maritime Board for the development of five ports in the State. Government has given special emphasis for the development of the Coastal Karnataka, he added.

A total of Rs 142 crore has been allotted to the Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) through SFC grant and Chief Minister’s Special sanction for the development of roads and infrastructure. Concretisation of 35 roads were already been taken up, he said adding that 27 kilometers of roads in the city will be concretised.

Traffic circles on major roads in the city including Bunts Hostel, Hampankatta, A B Shetty Circle and Jyothi Circle will be developed soon. Similarly, parks in the city including Hampankatta, Jeppu, Valencia, S L Mathais and Hat Hill will also be developed under a special park development project, he assured.

As many as 1,827 houses will be constructed in the district under the Indira Awas Yojna in 2009-10, he said adding that the process of selection of beneficiaries is under progress.

A total of 18,718 families were brought under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and employment cards were already distributed to about 16,560 families, the Minister said. ‘Soura Belaku’ scheme will be implemented in the district, he said and assured that 178 solar street lights will be installed in the district under the scheme to save energy. The government has reserved Rs 9.98 crore for the implementation of welfare schemes for scheduled caste through the District Social Welfare Department for the year 2009-10. The State has released Rs 2.86 crore and welfare schemes worth Rs 1.6 crore has already been implemented, he said. Students who have shown academic excellence and heads of the schools which secured 100 per cent result in SSLC examination in the district were honoured on the occasion. MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLAs U T Khader, N Yogish Bhat, ZP president Venkata Dambekodi, MCC Mayor M Shanker Bhat, DC V Ponnuraj and Superintendent of Police Dr A S Rao were present.

DH News Service

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