MCC resolution on Yettinahole without discussion irks Oppn

MCC resolution on Yettinahole without discussion irks Oppn

The Council of Mangaluru City Corporation on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing Yettinahole project without any discussion.

Corporators Roopa D Bangera, Abdul Rauf and Abdul Latheef had submitted a proposal to pass a resolution against the project in the Council.

When Mayor Jacintha Vijay Alfred was about to read the resolution, the opposition members demanded a discussion on the issue.

Corporator Roopa D Bangera, from the Opposition, said that she had raised the issue in the last Council meeting and the ruling members had stated that as it was a State government project, a resolution cannot be passed against the project.

“In such a scenario how can the members place the proposal now? The ruling party is politicising the issue on the Yettinahole project,” she said.

This led to chaos and commotion with the Opposition and ruling party members levelling allegations against each other.

Opposition Leader Sudheer Shetty said, “The Congress has placed the motion when the public in the district are opposing the project. The resolution could have been passed by discussing the issue in the last meeting itself.”

CPM corporator Dayananda Shetty said that the project was a question of quenching the thirst of parched districts. One should not politicise the issue. Leaders like Veerappa Moily and D V Sadananda Gowda are supporting the project. There is a need to have a discussion on the project, he said and supported the project.

Patchwork of roads
Corporators Premananda Shetty and Naveen D’Souza said that asphalted roads had developed huge potholes in the heart of the city and interior roads were unmotorable. The potholes should be filled.

Corporator Tilak Raj said that in spite of handing over tender to a contractor, the work on a road in his ward had not been started for the last one month.

Reacting to it, Chairman of Standing Committee on Town Planning Deepak Poojary said that he had directed the officials to prepare an estimate for the patchwork on the pothole-ridden roads within three days and measures will be taken to fill the potholes within a week.

Garbage collection
Opposition leader Sudheer Shetty said that Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt. Ltd had failed to carry out door-to-door collection of garbage effectively in the city.

They are not collecting the garbage properly from commercial complexes. Instead of garbage, soil is collected to increase the weight of the garbage.

The MCC has paid a sum of Rs 12.78 crore to the Antony Waste Handling in the last seven months. Instead of improving their services and reaching out to all, the agency is engaged in blackmailing the authorities.

Supporting his views, Standing Committee on Finance and Taxation Chairman Harinath said that the agency was misleading public on pending dues by the MCC. The agency has failed to carry out street sweeping and grass cutting in all the wards.
Mahabala Marla said that an official should be designated to monitor the work of the agency.

Dayanand Shetty urged the MCC to blacklist the agency. On the other hand, Shashidhar Shetty said that there is a need to set right the irregularities.
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