MANGALORE May 19: An entrepreneur, based at Mangalore but now residing in Sharjah, West Asia, has developed an interior road here at an estimated cost of Rs. 16 lakh on his own.
Deputy Commissioner V. Ponnuraj will dedicate the re-laid road on Tuesday. Ronald Colaco, a native of Mulihitlu here, has developed Tillery Road to a 1,100-ft long stretch after obtaining permission from the Mangalore City Corporation. On either side of the re-laid stretch, rubberised interlock pavements have been laid. Mr. Colaco owns a house on this road, where his mother lives.
G.V. Rajashekar, executive engineer at the corporation, said Mr. Colaco had borne the entire cost of relaying the road. Mr. Colaco’s friend Austein Peres, who lives in the city, told The Hindu that rubberised interlock pavements had been laid on the sides of two more roads in Mulihitlu with Mr. Colaco’s funds.
Mr. Peres said that Mr. Colaco had donated funds to lay inter-locks on the premises of a place of worship in Mulihitlu. “He will personally donate garbage bins to about 100 houses on Tuesday,” he said.