Mangaluru, Mar 10: District incharge minister Ramanath Rai chaired review meetings at the DC’s office on Tuesday March 10th and has set three months deadline to finish up eight pending works under Nagarothana project phase-2 in the district.
In the review meeting of Nagarothana phase-2 project in the district, it was learnt that of the 54 works approved by the district, 41 are complete, 5 are under progress and 8 have remained pending since the last two years. The order for the work was issued to Niketan project management consultant on May 23rd, 2013.
Rai said, since the past two years, the officials have been delaying the work and deadline of three months has been granted to finish them up.
A B Ibrahim, Deputy Commissioner of the district expressed unhappiness over the poor quality of interlocks laid for pedestrian walk. He suggested that the interlocks which are used at petrol pumps be used everywhere.
It was instructed to complete various pending works as soon as possible.
450 government high school students from district were taken on excursion under ‘Karnataka Darshan’ project. For the year 2014-15, a total sum of Rs 15.75 lakhs was released from zilla panchayat funds.
During the meeting Yathish Baikampady, CEO, Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project said, 23 cruise ships used to come to Mangaluru, but now this number has fallen to 8 as the stretch connecting Panambur beach is completely dusty. There is also a lack of appropriate transport facility for tourists, he said.
The DC and the RTO officials discussed about the non-availability of bus facility to the beach.
The DC asked the RTO officer to provide permit to buses from State Bank to Panambur beach which will draw the bus owners to come forward so that the problem will be fixed.
MCC commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, zilla panchayat CEO- P I Sreevidya, MLA Shakuntala Shetty, MUDA chairman- Ibrahim Kodijal were present among others.