File cases against those dumping debris on pipeline: MLA tells MCC

MLA J R Lobo has directed Mangaluru City Corporation commissioner to file criminal cases against those who dump debris and soil on the pipelines that supplies water to Mangaluru city from Thumbay vented dam. The damage to pipelines has disrupted supply of water to Mangaluru city.

He was speaking after visiting Kannur on Monday, where pipelines had been damaged. The legislator said that expenditure on clearing the soil and debris dumped should be borne by those who had dumped it in the first place. The work on repairing the pipelines is in progress and water supply is likely to be restored by Tuesday, he said.

The MCC has identified land at Adyar and Kunjathbail for dumping the debris in the city. The MCC will seek permission from Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for the same.
Bejai market

The MLA said that work on Bejai market will be completed by September this year. A modern fish market has been designed at the market. There will be 12 fish stalls and separate poultry and red meat stalls. Separate stalls have been constructed on the ground floor to facilitate the sale of flowers and vegetables.

“The MCC should collect fee from each stall and the amount should be used for maintaining the market. The market has been developed at a cost of Rs four crore. When the stalls are auctioned, a fund will be created,” he added.

Shandy market

The MLA also visited the Kulshekar-Kaikamba shandy market. He said that a full-fledged shandy market will be developed with the aid from Coastal Development Authority. Interlocks will be laid on the floor and a roof will be constructed. The officials have been asked to carry out a survey of the land. The MCC has also been asked to write to the police department seeking land where the old rural police station building was functioning.

Corporator Bhaskar Moily said that the transformer on the road at Bikarnakatte should be shifted.

The MLA also visited the work on Road Under bridge (RUB) in lieu of level crossing  on Padil-Bajal road.

The MLA said that the railways had not completed the work. The Bajal road near the RUB needs to be rebuilt by acquiring the land. Even the road leading to Vijayanagara needs to be built by acquiring the land.

Stormwater drains have to be laid to facilitate flow of rainwater. The MCC officials should prepare an estimate for the same, he added.


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