Special tahsildar for Mangalore soon: CM

 Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said that a post of special tahsildar will be created for Mangalore City soon.
He told reporters after holding a meeting of officials from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office here on Friday, that the demand for a special tahsildar was raised in the official meeting. He said that he has already directed Chief Secretary Sudhakar Rao, who was present in the meeting, to look into the matter and do the needful.
Yeddyurappa said that he has directed Deputy Commissioners to spend upto Rs 1 lakh and sort out all shortcomings related to Nemmadi Kendras. He said that he also asked officials to solve the issues of shortage manpower and machineries at Nemmadi Kendras.
Yeddyurappa said that the government had already sent a proposal of Rs 295 crore, through Asian Development Bank (ADB), to the Centre for the implementation of a permanent solution to the sea erosion problem in the Coastal Karnataka. The issue will be discussed again with the central ministers, Yeddyurappa said and added that he will urge Centre to speed up the work, he added.  He said that the land acquisition process with regard to the four-laning of NH-48 has been progressing satisfactorily. Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj has been asked to check the progress, he added.
Talking about the demand for a Regional Passport Office in Mangalore, Yeddyurappa said that Union Minister for External Affairs S M Krishna already announced the plans of setting up three Regional Passport Offices at Mangalore, Gulbarga and Hubli.
“People of the State have bestowed their faith in us again. We have secured majority in 147 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the State in the Lok Sabha elections,” Yeddyruappa said adding that the government will live upto people’s expectations.
Home Minister Dr V S Acharya, District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar, Mangalore MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Mangalore South MLA N Yogish Bhat and Mangalore City Corporation Mayor M Shankar Bhat were present.

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