Even after 3 IPLs, no construction of Toilets – Prashanth Amin
Udupi: “Three IPL seasons are over, but the construction of 14 toilets in Kola ward is still pending from three years,” said councilor Prashanth Amin. He was speaking during the general meeting of Udupi CMC at Sathyamurthy auditorium here, on May 30.
CMC Commissioner Manjunathayya said that budgetary allocation will be made for the construction of 14 toilets in Kola ward. Amin replied that the waste collected from Malpe beach was being dumped by the Malpe Beach Development Committee near the residential area. Environmental Engineer said that a warning had been issued in this regard to the Malpe Beach Development Committee but they have not yet seized dumping waste in the area.
A suggestion was also given to the committee to dump waste collected from Malpe beach in Karval but they have refused to do so. The council suggested initiating criminal proceedings against the contractor.
Opposition leader Dr M R Pai said that the CMC should take necessary steps to check the quality of water before supplying it to the public. The presence of worms in the water supplied by tanker to Bannaje colony highlights the negligence of the officials. CMC Commissioner Manjunathayya defended against the accusations replying that the water pumped from private and public wells has been tested and there is no possibility of the water containing worms. BJP councilors further said that the private water suppliers were supplying water at Rs 1200 to the people while tankers hired by CMC were supplying water at Rs 2500. The official handling water supply said that if the tanker owners are ready to supply water at Rs 1200, he will scrap the tender of Rs 2500.
“Remove MLA’s photograph if it causes irritation to your eyes,” said CMC president Meenakshi Madhav Bannaje when opposition councilors questioned as to why the photos of the district minister in-charge and the MP were not printed in the banner for water supply while that of the MLA’s was. Ramesh Kanchan said that the MLA has worked relentlessly in releasing funds for supplying drinking water.
Kanchan also said that the drinking water bills of commercial complexes and other establishments were pending and the CMC should intervene immediately. CMC Commissioner Manjunathayya replied that a final notice will be served and water supply will be then liable for disconnection.
Nominated member Ganesh Nergi said that the construction of a building in Kodavoor will cause trouble for the people of the Dalit community, to which Manjunathayya assured to review the application.
Meenakshi Madhav Bannaje said that the G Shanker Family Trust had donated Rs 20 lakh for an ambulance which will help during cremations. The ambulance will be handed over to the Indrali Crematorium Management Committee.
The council also demanded the scrapping of tender given to street light maintenance saying that the company under contract was not effectively maintaining the street lights.
Dr M R Pai said that dredging in the river basin at Baje dam was the need of the hour, as the river basin had not been dredged since 5 years.
CMC Vice President Sandhya Tilak Raj, Standing Committee President Prashanth Bhat and others were present.