3 task forces will be set up to deal with monsoon woes: CMC Commissioner

Udupi CMC Commissioner Srikanth Rao has said that three task forces will be set up to address the natural calamities during the monsoon period.

Speaking at the CMC monthly annual meeting, the Commissioner said the team will comprise of an engineer, a health inspector and two CMC officials.

The  teams will constantly monitor and travel across Malpe, Manipal and Udupi.

He said the desilting of storm water drains in Bannanje and Kalsanka has been taken up.

Council Member Shyamprasad Kudva suggested giving priority to Rajangana near Krishna mutt and Bailakere, as these areas are prone to artificial flood during monsoon.

Another member M R Nayak said even though the other areas receive water everyday, Shiribeedu and Tenkapete wards have not received water for the last two days.

He said the CMC should take measures immediately, as worms are found in the tap water and public are under fear.

The Commissioner said that complaint against worm-infested water has been received and the sample of the water has been sent for testing in the laboratory.

“There is no foul smell in the water. However, the cause will be known only after the report is received.”

The official concerned has said that following the problem of low pressure in pipelines, around 300-400 houses out of 29,000, are not receiving water. He added that measures will be taken to solve the problem.

MLA Pramod Madhawaraj said that  citizens who lost land during Parkala road widening process will be compensated adequetely. 

Udupi CMC has received Rs 3.60 crore in August under Nagarothana project.

Member M R Nayak raised that the service bus stop is in deplorable condition owing to lack of cleanliness.

The air-condition facility is not being used properly, he alleged and urged to disconnect the air-condition facility so that the electricity could be saved.

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