MCC to develop public utilities worth Rs 22.97 cr

Last Updated 28 February 2019, 18:55 IST

Mangaluru City Corporation has decided to utilise Rs 22.97 crore from premium FAR funds for 13 major works planned in the second phase of the MCC action plan.

The works include development of roads, circles, stormwater drains, and footpaths.

Mayor Bhaskar K submitted a proposal at the general meeting on Thursday. He said a total of Rs 22.97 crore will be drawn from the premium FAR, collected by the Town Planning committee while issuing a licence to buildings in MCC limits.

Corporator Abdul Rauf said that the funds released under premium FAR should be allocated as per the guidelines of the work and not diverted to other proposed works. Corporators sought allocation of additional funds for developmental works in their respective wards.

The sanitation and solid waste management bylaw 2018 which was approved during the meeting, included segregation of waste at source, prevention of burning waste, reduce, reuse and recycle dry waste, construction of smaller units for the conversion of organic waste to manure, to reduce the amount of waste coming into the main unit, scientific management of biomedical waste and imposing a fine for violations.

Model building bylaw

The meeting resolved to submit the model building bylaw applicable to Mangaluru city, for government approval. The new bylaw is formed in adherence to the final order by the government to introduce amendments and inclusion of more provisions in the existing bylaw, considering that Mangaluru is a hilly area.

The bylaw includes provisions to obtain services of an alternative empaneled professional, if the original empaneled professional delays the work.

Rules will be imposed to install at least two CCTV cameras in the buildings bigger than 500 square metres and provision of CMAR/CMR monitor at low-risk buildings.

During the discussion, Opposition leader Premanand Shetty pointed out that the computerisation of the public services in MCC has not been done yet.

The site meant for G+3 model residential complex in Shaktinagar has not been handed over to MCC. Ganesh Hosabettu and other members complained about the water supply problem in their wards.

Commissioner B A Muhammed Nazeer replied that the first phase of a paperless office has been approved by the government.

“The government will implement a centralised system for the computerisation of public services in all city corporations. Arrangements have been made to ensure proper availability of water in summer. There will be regular water supply till March-end. Water supply in Surathkal is hit due to frequent power disruptions. The issue will be addressed by Mescom,” he said.

This being the final meeting of the MCC, the mayor acknowledged the cooperation by the council and public.

Deputy Mayor K Muhammed, Town Planning and Reforms Standing Committee Chairman Pravinchandra Alva, Accounts Committee Chairperson Lata Salian, Taxation, Finance and Appeal Committee Chairman Radhakrishna were present.

(Published 28 February 2019, 18:46 IST)

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