Stop Construction Work for 15 Days – DC Ibrahim
Mangaluru: Deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim held a press meet at his office regarding the present water crisis here, on May 11.
DC Ibrahim ordered the Commissioner of Mangaluru City Corporation to issue a notice to all the builders to stop construction work in the city. Even after many reminders, the construction work of multi-storey buildings is still going on and this consumes a lot of water. He directed that notices be served to all the builders in the city to stop construction work for 15 Days with immediate effect and the notice being effective until there is rainfall and sufficient water.
The DC further instructed the MCC Commissioner to declare holidays to all the college hostels and institutions. Since there is a severe water crisis, students can go to their respective districts.
He further ordered that all open wells and borewells in the colleges, religious places and other areas in all the 60 wards be identified. In each ward, an engineer and a tanker will be permanently deployed and the corporator will monitor the distribution of water.
So far 174 borewells have been identified. The quality of water is being checked for human consumption. 90 wells have been identified in private as well as government lands; 60 of them have been cleaned and water is being supplied from those wells. Thirty wells are under test and within 4 to 5 days after treatment, they can be used.
The water rate list has been released by the DC with Rs 1000 for 6000 liters, Rs 1300 for 9000 liters and Rs 1500 for 12000 liters. If anyone is found overcharging, they will be punished and the MCC will take the water source from such persons and provide water to the people.
Mayor Harinath thanked the DC for arranging water from KIOCL within 24 hours.
MCC Commissioner Dr Gopalkrishna, deputy mayor Sumithra, former mayor Sashidhar Hedge, corporator Roopa D Bangera and other officials were also present.