Pay dues or lose water supply, MCC to Ullal TMC

Pay dues or lose water supply, MCC to Ullal TMC

Corporators set 7 day deadline to pay `1.60 cr pending dues

The Chief Whip said that the Ullal TMC is yet to pay a sum of Rs 1,60,43,500 to the MCC as on August 31. About 11 MLD water is supplied to Ullal TMC from Padil storage unit, from January 1, 2010. The MCC has supplied 32,96,200 kilo litre water to the Ullal TMC as on August end and the water bill has come up to Rs 1,70,43,500. However, the TMC had paid a sum of Rs 10 lakh to the MCC on December 28, 2010. As the Ullal TMC has failed to enter into an MoU with the MCC on the water supply, it would be considered as illegal connection.

However, the Opposition members said “disconnecting the water supply all of a sudden is not right. We should give them time to pay.”

Corporator Shanker Bhat said that the TMC should be asked to pay atleast 50 per cent of the amount within seven days. Inspite of request, the TMC has failed to enter into an agreement with the MCC.

Mobile towers

Corporator Vijaykumar Shetty and Shanker Bhat asked whether the mobile service providers have to seek permission from the local bodies before installing a tower in the MCC limits, the Commissioner Dr Harish said that though the telecom rules does not direct the service providers to seek permission from the urban local bodies, with the apprehension expressed by the citizens on the towers, officials from the revenue department have been directed to issue notices to all those service providers who have failed to bring the issue of installing towers to the notice of the MCC. The officials have already issued two notices in this regard. “I have written a letter to the Deputy Commissioner to intervene and give a direction. The MCC will insist the service providers to seek permission from the MCC,” he added.

Violations

When Corporator Mariamma Thomas alleged that builders are not adhering to the conditions given to them by the Mangalore City Corporationwhile issuing building license, the MCC Commissioner said that “the Mangalore City Corporation officials will be made to certify that there was no violation when the building has reached the basement level. If there was any violation after the completion of the building, then the official who has given the certification will be held responsible.”

Streetlights

Corporators James D’Souza, Mariamma Thomas, Shanker Bhat said that streetlights are not burning in majority of the wards in the City Corporation limits. The contractor has failed in taking up maintenance work. There is a need to blacklist the contractor.

Vijaykumar Shetty said that highmast lights are not repaired. The Executive Engineer Jagadish said that estimate has been prepared for the six zones.

The government has approved the estimate for three zones. Tender will be invited shortly for the maintenance of the streetlights. The electrical materials have been purchased and will be distributed from Saturday.

The Commissioner said that he will convene a meeting of the contractor and the officials to carry out the maintenance work efficiently. He called upon the corporators to send a SMS to his mobile phone regarding the problems in their area.

Online

When the corporators said that SAS, birth and death certificate process should be made online, the Commissioner responded positively. Mayor Praveen and Deputy Mayor Geetha Nayak were present.

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