Mangaluru: Mayor's phone-in programme addresses civic concerns in MCC

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Daijiworld Media Network- Mangaluru (VP)

Mangaluru, Jan 29: In order to understand and address public problems, the mayor of Mangaluru City Corporation (MMC), Sudheer Shetty Kannur, held a phone-in programme at the MCC building on Monday, January 29.

Addressing the media, the mayor stated, "Every month, the general public contacts us regarding their issues. In the last month, we received over 27 calls, out of which 22 complaints have been addressed, and 5 cases are still pending. I have instructed the concerned authorities to resolve the problems and submit a report by next month. This platform is created so that the public can approach the mayor. The MCC has been organizing such programmes, and the Janaspandana program will be held at Surathkal next month.”

A caller from Attavar expressed, "I have been approaching you for a long time regarding water blockage, and even after your assurance and speaking to corporator Sailesh, there has been no progress." The mayor assured that an engineer will visit to inspect the issue.

A resident of Sultan Bathery complained, "Drainage work has not been completed for 4 months, causing problems to nearby houses." The mayor promised that a site inspection will be done, and he will personally check the matter.

A caller from Kankanady reported, "There are approximately 10-15 hospitals in our area, and after 6 pm, the Chinese fast food shops place their chairs on the road, causing problems to commuters. Cleanliness is also not maintained, and the public is suffering from this." The mayor mentioned that every ward has been checked for stalls, and exclusive vendor zones are being created. Strict action will be taken if they start occupying other places after being shifted.

A resident of Kulai stated, “The problems regarding the drinking water issue have not been resolved, and due to a leakage in the tank, the work has been stopped." He also mentioned that lights are not installed on every electricity pole, and even after complaining, the work will not be completed before a month.

A few residents of Kavoor, expressed concerns about traffic causing problems for pedestrians at Kavoor junction. They also highlighted issues with fast food stalls at Kavoor, causing problems with parking. They raised concerns about a pig farm near Kavoor Mahalingeshwara temple where the wastewater is going directly into the nearby temple pond, causing pollution and a foul odour. Despite complaining to the corporator, no actions have been taken.

Later, addressing the media, the mayor mentioned, “There is a need for an additional 153 drivers and 93 labourers. Previously, we had 21 compactors with a significant capacity owned by Anthony Waste Ltd. Since it is convenient, we have planned to take the compactors from Anthony. Additionally, a vehicle maintenance tender has been created to handle future repair works." He also added, "Mangaluru City Corporation workers have been instructed that all places that have been dug should be closed, and proper roads should be constructed.”




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  • J.F.D Souza, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 30 2024

    Its just like a saying grinding masala anticipating fish that still in the sea. Vehicles for Garbage clearance have arrived in advance (3 moths before) without appointing drivers and other crew. Seems very funny.After three months of the arrival of vehicles action is being taken to appoint drivers and other crew. Its strange in all matters MCC is doing like Mohammed Bin Thuglaqs regime. Tax payers money is being wasted unnecessarily .

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