Confusions on CDP will be solved in 15 days: Mayor

Council meet witnesses heated discussions over load-shedding

Addressing the general meeting of the City Corporation at the Council Hall here on Friday, she said a delegation would meet the Urban Development Minister at Bangalore soon and discuss the objections and confusions regarding the CDP.

Earlier, the Opposition members including former mayor Shashidhar Hegde, senior councillor Harinath urged that the Corporation should give a final picture of the CDP at the earliest since many middle class people are awaiting the MCC’s nod to begin new construction works. “Confusions galore regarding the new masterplan.

If the situation continues, people themselves will revolt and start constructing houses without licenses. Don’t create such a scene,” said Shashidhar Hegde. Mayor Rajani Dugganna said all the confusions would be cleared once they were brought into the notice of the Urban Development Minister.

New bus stand

Prior to this, former mayor M Shankar Bhat urged the Council to give details on the progress of the new bus stand at Pumpwell. “It would be of greater advantage, if the Pumpwell bus stand is opened for public before monsoons. The DC is also enthusiastic about this,” he said, which was supported by other members too.

Replying to this, a Revenue official said an estimation of Rs 92 lakh has been done for the initial works of the bus stand, and the levelling works of 4 acre-land would be started as soon as the government approval is obtained.

However, the authorities concerned have sought a copy of the resolution passed by the City Corporation in this regard. Following the clearance, the works will be assigned through e-tendering, he explained.

Power, water

The Council witnessed heated discussions over unscheduled load shedding and irregular water supply.  Corporators Mariamma Thomas, Jayanthi, Appi and others complained that the strange pattern of power supply in the last few days has staggered the entire activities of the city, that too during examination time.

The members also complained that the Mescom is not supplying power to the express lines connected to the pump houses due to which the water supply has also got disrupted.

Assistant Executive Engineer from Mescom Abdul Khader said the City was in need of 160 mw of power for the past one week, but electricity supplied to Mescom was just 100 mw. However, the situation has returned to normalcy in the recent days, he explained. But his response that there have been no power cuts for the express lines, invited criticism from Commissioner K N Vijay Prakash too.

“I don’t agree with the point that there has been continuous power supply to the express feeders at Thumbe and other pump houses, since we receive frequent complaints of power cuts from them. I will inform this to the Mescom MD and the Executive Engineer in writing,” he said.

Former mayor Shashidhar Hegde advised that the Corporation should conduct a meeting with the Mescom higher officials regarding power supply. He also suggested that the Corporation should think of alternative sources of water (like Sarapady dam) now itself in case the city faces thirsty days.

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