Maintain government buildings in Mangalore

CITIZENS WOES

Maintain government buildings in Mangalore

When District-in-Charge Minister visited PWD building near maidan road recently, he was shocked to see the state of affairs especially with regard to maintenance of building and other defects and shortcomings such as overgrown weeds, rusty departmental vehicles, heaps of mud dumped in building premises, dirty staircases, stinking toilets etc. Why only blame PWD building where many offices are situated. Even DC office is no exception. All government offices situated in Mangalore are sailing in the same boat as the head of the office is not bothered to take up the annual maintenance work annually or bi-annually.

The government offices are being maintained very poorly without making use of the funds available for the purpose. Main attention should be given to stinking toilets and about its cleanliness. There are cobwebs on ceiling, near cupboards and everywhere. Sadly, nobody is taking care to clean the dust though there are office peons /attendars and other menial staff.

The government staff quarters’ condition too is pathetic. They are not properly maintained resulting in collapse of walls and slabs. They look very shabby in absence of proper annual maintenance. The government constructs quarters for the officials by spending lakhs of rupees. But the persons concerned neglect the building by not carrying out annual repairs etc.

Meanwhile, there is a need for our minister to visit the government quarters at Urwa, Bondel and other places and give instructions to the concerned to maintain them properly.

Our Minisrters at Bangalore spend lakhs and crores of rupees for renovation of their toilets, kitchens, bedrooms etc. Why can’t they allot more funds for maintenance of these quarters and office building.

J F D’Souza
Attavar


M’lore needs cricket         stadium

It is learnt that KSCA has planned to build cricket stadium in Mangalore city and have sought allotment of 25 acres land for the purpose. Former Indian wicket keeper Syed Kirmani who is also the Director of KSCA has met the Deputy Commissioner and discussed this matter and also placed the demand before him. This is a happy news for Mangaloreans, because even Ranji Trophy matches were not being conducted in Mangalore city in the absence of good cricket stadium.
Mangaloreans are disappointed as small cities like Indore and Nagpur host one-day matches, and Mangalore city was denied of this opportunity. Hope district authorities will find suitable ground for this purpose, and good stadium will come up in near future.

Sukumar Talpady


TDR — A move in the right direction

Transfer of development rights (TDR), an initiative of our district-in-charge minister, is a very positive step in the right direction for the development of the city. The citizens too are winners here and the initiative will allow the healthy development of the city including widening of the narrow roads and bylanes.


The TDR package if made attractive and practical, will certainly encourage the literate and sensible citizens of Mangalore to give their land for the planned development of our city.
It will be just like a PPP initiative where it will be a win-win situation for both the City Corporation as well as the land owners.

Unless this is implemented early and in a very transparent way, the city growth will certainly get bogged down by red tape and the bureaucracy!

B N R Rao,
Vivek Nagar, Kulur


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