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Corporators trade barbs at last MCC meet

MANGALURU: Even because the tenure of Congress board in Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) council ends on March 7, a last normal assembly chaired by way of mayor Okay Bhaskar Moily on Thursday witnessed corporators buying and selling barbs over development works being carried out in the city.

Opposition BJP also slammed the state govt for not finalising the reservation list for the town company. The election commission is but to announce elections for MCC council since a petition difficult the ward reservation list announced by way of the federal government is pending in the prime courtroom.

“The state govt was requested to publish a revised ward reservation list by way of January 30. However, the federal government has not submitted it but. Government will be accountable if election for the town company is behind schedule,” opposition leader Premanand Shetty mentioned.

Shetty alleged that none of the problems bearing on the town was solved by way of the ruling birthday celebration previously 5 years.

“None of the problems now we have been raising is solved. Many areas in the city have been facing ingesting water scarcity. People are not ready to construct houses in the tiny plots due to problems associated with unmarried web site approval and different hurdles. Several projects deliberate by way of the town company still has not been taken up. The implementation of Smart City projects are transferring on snail’s pace. Housing schemes are not being carried out correctly that paintings has not begun at a web site recognized at Shaktinagar in the city to construct 930 houses,” Shetty mentioned.

MCC commissioner Mohammed Nazeer mentioned the housing mission at Shaktinagar was stalled after environmentalists raised objections to felling of bushes.

“Since the case is pending, we had to prevent it. As according to report, the land recognized for the mission does not come under deemed woodland house. Meanwhile, two more housing projects are being taken up at Idya and Thiruvail,” he added.

On water scarcity factor, the commissioner mentioned the water storage in Thumbe dam is enough till the end of March.

“The water level at Thumbe dam on Thursday is five.79 meters, which is enough till the end of March since there is not any influx at this time,” he added.

The outgoing mayor Moily mentioned he's going to be leaving the publish with the satisfaction of expediting development projects.

“I'm satisfied that all the development works taken up by way of the town company received momentum all the way through my tenure. We could develop several roads, circles, footpaths, markets and different infrastructure for the folk,” he added.

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