Mangalore, October 30: Mayor Mahabala Maarla has instructed the concerned authorities to send showcase notice to the concerned junior engineer and assistant engineer undertaking for poor quality work of electrical board at Kavoor and Kulur.
He passed this order, chairing a casual meeting organised at the Parishad hall at the Mangalore City Corporation building. This topic was raised by the member Harinath alleging that, the electrical board set up with an expense of about 35 lakhs in pump-house at Kavoor and Kulur got burnt within a short span after the contract work got over.
He queried that, whom to approach to resolve this problem; since the contactors have already left to Mumbai. Along with this, there are no JCB in the MCC limits, water tanks are not there and the street lights are defunct. In the past when only one engineer was working for MCC, all the MCC works was carried on perfectly. Harinath, expressing his rage said, even-though at present 26 engineers are present, I do not know what kind of work they are carrying.
Mayor Mahabala Maarla answering the queries of the members warned that, it is already instructed to take appropriate actions on the erring officials.
When queried about the pavement vendors, the mayor said eligible pavement vendors will be provided the necessary facilities according to the Supreme Court order and they are listed too. Mayor also said, since the pavement vendors manage their customers with a bucket of water, it is likely to spread viral/bacterial ailments. Then MCC will be pointed out for this. Hence it ought to be controlled, said Mayor Mahabala Maarla.
Pratibha Kulai the city corporator, alleged that the security guard agency hired by the administration here is deceiving the corporation by failing to posting sufficient number of guards in according to the numbers as agreed with the corporation.
Pratibha said that the concerned agency had been hired to hire about 12 security guards in Suratkal, Kulai, and nearby areas. But the agency has deployed only seven guards, but claiming bill for full strength. She said, because of lapse in security, an ash collection tray provided at Kulai graveyard worth Rs 1.5 lakhs had been stolen.
Gokuldas Nayak, acting city commissioner, clarified that contract relating the above was given to Premier Security Agency, and that funds are released only when the bills are certified by local health inspector.