MCC to release Rs 60 lakh to shift Mescom cables

Concretisation of road between Bendoorwell and Shivbagh

MCC to release Rs 60 lakh to shift Mescom cables

 Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, MCC Mayor M Shanker Bhat said that the Corporation will have to spend about Rs 2.5 crore for the shifting of entire stretch of 33 KV underground cables of MESCOM. The 1.7 kilometre stretch road between Bendoorwell and Shivbagh will be taken up soon after the cables were replaced by MESCOM, he added.

Further briefing about the progress report on Rs 100 crore special grant of the State government, Bhat said that while a total of Rs 17 crore was released, the corporation has already spent Rs 13.01 crore for various works till May 31, this year. He said that the corporation has plans to undertake 251 development works utilising the special grant.

Development works on 13 projects have already been completed and 17 projects are under progress, Bhat said and added that the development works of remaining 221 proposals will be taken up in a phased manner.  While concretisation works on 17 roads in the city were taken up, 8 are under progress. Works on 9 roads are yet to be started due to traffic diversion problem, he said adding that the works on remaining roads will be taken up as soon as the works of 8 roads are completed. 

Tenders for the development of Gujjarakere lake at a cost of Rs 99.50 lakh and seven parks in the city by spending Rs 50 lakh has already been invited, Bhat said.  A sum of Rs 2 crore has been reserved for the construction of slaughter house, he said adding that the corporation will find separate place for the purpose.

Bus bays

Bhat said that the city traffic police division has submitted a proposal for the development of bus bays, bus stops and pick up points at 39 locations in the city. The matter will be discussed and works will be taken up after conducting the site inspection, he added.

Bhat said that a decision on the issue regarding the implementation of SAS of taxation will be discussed in the general meeting of the MCC council on June 30.

Charges baseless

Refuting Congress leaders’ allegations on MCC of neglecting wards of Congress corporators, Bhat said that the charges were baseless. “It shows the inefficiency of those corporators, if they are not able to implement development schemes in their wards,” he added.

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