Mangalore, Jun 10: Disruption aroused at Mangalore City Corporation here on Tuesday June 10, when Kandak residents entered the building protesting against the proposed ice plant in their area.
On May 22, the residents of Kandak had submitted a memorandum to the mayor opposing the setting up of an ice plant in the area. However, despite their appeal, on Tuesday, district planning officer (DPO) Balakrishna Gowda and additional DPO Shivaraj visited the spot for inspection, seeing the two officers, gathered at the spot, the residents demanded to see documents. When the officials could not produce it, the locals were angered.
The protestors complained that currently they do not even get sufficient drinking water, an ice plant at the spot would put them in further difficulty. Pandeshwar police arrived at the spot along with MCC commissioner Ajith Hegde and mayor Mahabala Maarla. The MCC commissioner spoke to the protestors and asked them to meet him at the MCC office and discuss the issue.
As a result, Kandak residents came to the MCC office but found that the commissioner was busy in another meeting. They grew angry at this and started to protest. The MCC commissioner then met them and asked them to give a written complaint.
In the meantime, the ADPO alleged that the residents of Kandak were being provoked by corporator Azeez Kudroli and that it was all planned by him.
In conclusion, the situation returned to normalcy after the MCC commissioner accepted complaints from both Kandak residents and the ADPO.