Civic works as per norms, says Hassan CMC chief

Rubbishes allegations on irregularities

President of City Municipal Council C R Shankar rubbished the allegations relating to irregularities in utilisation of funds, and said that all civic works were carried out as per the norms, with sanitation being priority.

Addressing a press meet here on Thursday, he said people who had levelled allegation were intolerant of all works that were carried out within stipulated time by the CMC. Recently member of CMC Yeshwant had made allegations against the irregularities existing.

Brushing aside allegations made by the members regarding sanitation works which had fallen short of expectations, he said though few areas remained unhygenic owing to technical reasons, things were sorted out subsequently.  

Shankar said he had personally visited the wards himself, and carried out a check on the matter. “Works in slums have been taken up with utmost diligence, in the backdrop of dengue.”

He said contractors who had sent less workers for cleaning process, as against the numbers agreed upon, have been issued a notice. He said those who levelled out allegations should have visited wards first, inspecting the works, and then provide statements to media.

Other than delay in inviting tenders for six projects, no work were shelved, or delayed. “Works were taken up after deciding at the meeting itself and priority was given more to wards of members other than JD(S), he added.

Three waste management units are planned in different parts of city at an estimated cost of Rs 40 lakh.

Tender procurement for improving Maharaja park was completed and works would start shortly. Economically backward people have been provided benefits with 27 per cent of funds, he added.

Replying to a query on Hosaline road, Shankar said, contractors have been issued notice many times for violating terms. Shortly, a meeting would be held with them and those who are found guilty of delaying works deliberately, would be blacklisted.
Vice president Vidya Anand, members Annapurnamma, Syyed Akbar, Anil Kumar and Vijay Kumar were present.

Lokayukta traps three middlemen

Lokayukta police have arrested three middlemen at premises of Taluk Panchayat on Thursday. Krishnakumar, Naveen and Harish are arrested on charges of acting as middlemen for taluk panchayat staff.

Lokayukta team led by DySP Shivabasappa, inspector Rudramuni arrest the tiro and siezed Rs 3517, hologram stickers used in pahani documents and other important documents.

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