Puttur TMC upgraded to CMC: Sorake

Puttur TMC upgraded to CMC: Sorake

Puttur Town Municipal Council (TMC) which has over 50,000 population according to 2011 census, has been upgraded as City Municipal Council, Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake said.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, he said that Puttur has been elevated from TMC grade to CMC in the supplement agenda.

Therefore, the department will create a post of the commissioner for the new CMC and arrangements will be made for appointing staff as per the requirement.

The amount of fund to be sanctioned too will increase.

In the first phase, the government has decided to upgrade all the town municipalities with more than 50,000 population as city municipalities and town panchayat with more than 20,000 population will be upgraded as town municipalities, the Minister said.

Further, he said that Rs 75 to Rs 80 crore has been released to Puttur for developing drainage. Despite Puttur having water sources, it has been planned to sanction borewells.

A sum of Rs 15 crore has been released under ADB for the same purpose.

The project comprises of water tank, expansion of water facility and steps to prevent water leakage. Rs 40 crore has been released to Sullia and fund has been sanctioned to Sullia too, he said.

Terming solid waste management as a main problem, he said that steps will be taken to establish a separate department for managing solid waste, drinking water and drainage. Earlier, contract for solid waste management was outsourced.

Having realised that in the process, the administration will lose control, it has been decided to form a separate department, Sorake said.

Entrepreneur S K Anand suggested for widening the main road of Puttur to avoid congestion.

Responding to the suggestion, Sorake said that Mani-Bangalore will be a highway and therefore there is the necessity to widen even those roads that connect the highway.

To a plea on renovating the house of Shivaram Karanth, Assistant Commissioner H K Krishnamurthy said that at present situation, only the roof could be repaired.

But, it would pressurise the wall.

Therefore a plan was laid out for reconstructing the house, he said. The Minister assured of looking into the matter and taking a decision soon.

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