Road widening survey: Panel's suspension sought

The City Municipal Council (CMC) members on Wednesday unanimously sought the suspension of a committee, set up by Deputy Commissioner Meer Anees Ahmmed, to conduct a survey on widening of Mahadevapete Road.  The members also demanded that the survey work be stalled.

At the civic body’s meeting here, BJP members Anitha Poovaiah, Savitha Rakesh, K S Ramesh and T S Prakash raised the issue. Congress members supported them.

“There are differences in the survey conducted by the CMC and the survey being conducted by the committee. The committee, formed by the deputy commissioner, does not have representation by the CMC members.  If all the decisions are taken by the DC and the CMC commissioner, what is the need for elected representatives in the CMC?” the BJP members questioned.

“If there is any mistake in the survey conducted by the CMC, then the DC could have taken suggestions from the committee. However, it was not right on the part of the DC to issue a direction for a fresh survey. The new survey has created confusion in the minds of the people,” they said.

Pumping of water
Water Board Assistant Engineer Anand said stored water will be lifted to booster pump house by building a sand bund in Kundamestri. The lifted water from the pumphouse will be supplied to the residents, he added. 

After the water from Kundamestri is lifted to the pump house, the leakage in Kootuhole check dam will be rectified. The work on laying sand bunds will commence within a day or two, he said.

‘Transfer CMC chief’
The CMC members resolved to write to the State government to transfer CMC Commissioner Pushpavathi. “Madikeri town is facing acute shortage of water. There is lack of coordination between the CMC president and the Commissioner to solve the problem. Without bringing it to the notice of the Council and its members, the CMC commissioner is taking decision.”

MLC Sunil Subramani said, “The CMC president and the commissioner should work in coordination. Without the coordination, the development work will suffer in the town.”

CMC President Shrimathi Bangera, Vice President Leela Sheshamma and others were present.  
DH News Service

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