Mangala Corniche survey to start on June 18

Survey may end by December 2012, says CDA chief

The survey work for the long pending project of the city - Mangala Corniche ring road will begin from Monday.

A sketch of the proposed Mangala Corniche.

In a meeting of the officials with the Survey, Settlement and Land Records department Commissioner V Ponnuraj on Saturday, it was decided to initiate the survey work for the project, informed Coastal Development Authority Chairman B Nagaraj Shetty.

Addressing media persons following the meeting, he said the Survey Department has intended to complete the survey process within December 2012 and Infotech Enterprises Ltd has been handed over the task of carrying out the survey. Alongside the survey work, the Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) too will take up the second part of the work, i.e, the preparation of project implementation report. Both the work will be carried out simultaneously, he informed.

Speaking about one of the ambitious projects of the CDA, the development of hi-tech fish markets in three coastal districts, Shetty said that out of the 10 hi-tech fish markets designed by the CDA at a cost of Rs 11 crore, the work on eight markets has been started. The construction work of Padubidri fish market is nearing completion and the complex will be inaugurated in the first week of August.

The work on the nine markets will be completed within a year. Along with it, a comprehensive project report will be prepared during the year 2012-13 on developing hi-tech fish markets at Kota and Shirva in Udupi district and Karki in Honnavar in Uttara Kannada, he said.

Fishery road DPR

On the two lane concrete fishery road development project from Mangalore to Karwar that has been planned by the CDA, the Chairman said that the two global surveyors who were given the tender to complete the survey work have already submitted the detailed project report to the Authority. If Millenium Global Surveyor has estimated the work cost at Rs 610 crore for 259.96 km, Bangalore based Design Consortium has estimated the project cost at Rs 170 crore for 127.08 km.

The report will be submitted to the government soon. He said the government has announced of releasing Rs 5 crore for the construction of foot bridges in the three districts. But the CDA has requested the government to release Rs 5 crore each to all the three districts so that the work can be taken up without hassles. A memorandum will be submitted to the Union Tourism Minister requesting to grant Rs 6 crore for the development of Kotitheerta lake near Gokarna. The State government has allotted Rs 10 crore to CDA for planning the projects for the year 2012-13, Shetty said.

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