Chikkaballapur City Municipality resolves to take up road repair work

Proposal to utilise SFC funds approved in special meet

A few members, expressing reservation over taking up asphaltation, said that the City is experiencing heavy downpour and quality may suffer if the repair work is taken up at the present juncture. They suggested to fill the potholes only instead of asphalting the roads.

CMC president M Prakash said that the work is being taken up under State Finance Commission grants and utilisation of funds has already been delayed. The funds reserved for the work has remained unspent and the Deputy Commissioner has directed to secure the approval by calling an emergency meeting. Asphaltation will be carried out at suitable time during rainy season itself and all efforts will be made to ensure quality, he clarified.
Following the clarification furnished by the president, the meeting gave its approval to take up the asphaltation work.

Apprehension allayed
Admitting that majority of streetlights in the City were not functioning, the president disclosed that tenders have been called for purchase of sodium lights and tubelights utilising the money available in the open fund. Allaying the apprehension of councillors Bhaskar and Mobile Babu that the supply rates have been increased, he said that quality lights manufactured from renowned companies will be installed. The meeting gave its approval for the subject.

Member Milton Venkatesh said that the Railway Department has been evicting people residing for several decades in Kousar Nagar for expansion of the rail route and suggested that the City Municipal Council should give suitable guidance in this regard. He said that the CMC should come to rescue of dalits who would lose their shelters. President assured of action in this behalf.

The meeting granted approval for construction of a new building for the City Municipal Council at the place of Basappa choultry on BB Road and submitting a proposal seeking funds for renovation of the Jubilee Hall, the present office of the CMC. It was also decided to submit a proposal to the Deputy Commissioner seeking release of funds under Integrated Development of Small and Medium Towns plan for construction of a vegetable market in front of the CMC and appointing computer operator on temporary basis.
Legislator K P Bachegowda, vice-president Ramadevi and municipal commissioner Umakanth were present.

* Tenders called for purchase of soidum lamps, tubelights
*  Construction of new building for CMC on BB Road
* Proposal for renovation of the present office building
* Construction of vegetable market under IDSMT plan

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