Pics: Abhijith N Kolpe
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Sep 20: The village accountant office located in Kavoor which is in a dilapidated state, needs the government’s attention at the earliest.
The locals in the vicinity have been raising their voice over the condition of the office. Bogged down by administrative apathy, visitors feel very hesitant to visit the old dilapidated building.
The condition and surroundings of the office look pathetic, resembling a haunted building. The roof, switchboards, walls, furniture, fan, electric wires, notice boards and doors are quite old which have remained untouched for years now.
During monsoon, there was an instance where the building witnessed leakage from the roof resulting in damage of documents, said locals.
Felcy Rego from Kavoor says, “I am 72 now. I have been looking at this building for years. The government needs to pay attention to restore this building or have a new village accountant office building. Many come to this place. We feel ashamed to look at the condition of the structure.”
Despite the pathetic condition of the building, the officials in it are working relentlessly. The road towards the office is elevated and is dangerous for the elderly to climb and visit the building. Many elderly have fallen down and rickshaw drivers from the stand nearby came to their help.
“Many ministers and MLAs pass opposite the building on their way to the airport and unfortunately none of them have observed the condition of the building. They do not seem to have any concern towards the officials working in the building. The corporator also does not seem to care about cleaning the surroundings. Poisonous snakes had entered the building,” says Jalaja.
The locals are demanding the government to come forward and restore the building at the earliest.