‘5-Star Resort for Mosquitoes’ has Opened in the Place of ‘5-Star Hotel for Tourists’ (Hotel Deepa Grandeur) on Mahatma Gandhi Road in the City?
Mangaluru: In a mega land where a 5-Star Hotel by the name of “Deepa Grandeur” which was supposed to be constructed by Deepa Developers under the leadership of builder, Ramesh Kumar, the Managing Partner of Deepa Developers and MD of Hotel Deepa Comforts, Mangaluru, also on M G Road in the City, has now turned into a 5-Star Resort for Mosquitoes, with plenty of swimming options for the “Blood Suckers’, and check-in hours is 24 hours and unlimited occupancy, where at the moment nearly million of mosquitoes and their guests are using the vast swimming pool created by Mother Nature?
File Photo of the Press Meet held on 25 November 2012 where Builder Ramesh Kumar is addressing the media persons about the two projects
Okay, my above comments were on the lighter side of vein, but in reality the millions of larvae/mosquitoes seen in the ‘Swimming Pool’ filled with stagnant rainwater, are giving scope for mosquito breeding and thereby the spread of Dengue and Malaria- and this ‘Resort?’ has been a nightmare for the residents in that area of Kodialguthu, and surrounding vicinity- and even the home of Sadananda Shetty-the Chairman of Sri Devi Trust/Sri Devi Institutions, is right across from this plot. And even after the pictures of this site has gone viral on social media, and also in print and electronic media, still no action has been taken, either by the District Administration nor Mangaluru City Corporation.
I guess the concerned authorities are waiting for more dengue cases to happen, even though nearly 500 plus cases of dengue disease and six deaths due to dengue had been reported in the Month of July 2019. So why is the negligence from the District Administration and MCC side, when there is fear among the citizens of Mangaluru about dengue disease? Dengue disease has become the talk of the town, after so many cases due to dengue has been reported in July 2019. With such dengue numbers reported and people tested positive for dengue, there has been a spurt in the vector-borne viral infection cases in Dakshina Kannada. Regarding Dengue (DEN-gee) fever, it is a tropical disease caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. The virus can cause fever, headaches, rashes, and pain throughout the body. Most cases of dengue fever are mild and go away on their own after about a week, but due to further complications, people die also.
This is the sketch of the two projects that were supposed to come up by 2017…
According to sources, Dengue fever is caused by four similar viruses spread by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, and when an Aedes mosquito bites a person who has been infected with a dengue virus, the mosquito can become a carrier of the virus. If this mosquito bites someone else, that person can be infected with dengue fever. The virus can’t spread directly from person to person. In rare cases, dengue fever can lead to a more serious form of the disease called dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). DHF can be life-threatening and needs to be treated right away. And among the many places that have been giving scope for the breed of mosquitoes and spread of Dengue/Malaria, this Construction site on M G Road poses much threat and fear than the others in the City.
I was there near this site clicking few photos this morning, and within few seconds I was surrounded by a large number of mosquitoes, and they started sucking my blood, after which I had to scratch the various parts of my body for next 15-20 minutes? Is this how MCC takes care of its citizens, allowing mosquitoes to bite, which have been bred from stranded stagnant water at various construction sites, including this one on M G Road. Recalling the press meet that was held on 26 November 2012 at Hotel Deepa Comforts, where Ramesh Kumar-the Managing Partner of Deepa Developers addressing the media persons had said, “A 5-Star Hotel by the name of “Deepa Grandeur” will come up in the City in the nearest future. First time in Mangaluru, this luxury five-star hotel with world-class facilities will be coming up at M G Road, and the 25 floors magnum opus hotel project will be unique and super luxurious”.
……….And This Is What You See on 1 August 2019- a Paradise Island for Mosquitoes??
The Mangaluru-based Janata Construction Company was supposed to develop hospitality and residential projects on this 3.35 acres plot on M G Road, where a five-star hospitality property “Deepa Grandeur” with 25 floors was planned on 1.5 acres on M.G. Road in Mangalore-the Hotel having exclusive restaurants for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, a specialty restaurant, and a lounge bar. Added to this, a rooftop open sky restaurant and a lounge bar- and also a business and gathering room, three conference rooms, a business centre, and three boardrooms as per earlier plans. Adjacent to this hospitality project, the company had also planned to construct “Divya Deepa Heights”, a commercial-cum-luxury 30 floors apartment project, was to be built upon on 1.83 acres on that same plot. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held on 29 November 2012, by the Managing Director of Karnataka Bank P Jayaram Bhat for Hotel Deepa Grandeur, and Jaganath Shenoy -MD of Mangalore Ganesh Beedi Works laid the foundation stone for Divya Deepa Heights apartments.
To a query on the completion period for these projects during foundation stone laying ceremony on 29 November 2012, the Developer had said both these projects will be completed in 3 -4 years period, but unfortunately, it never happened. Whatever that was said during the press meet on 25 November 2012 by the Developer did not materialize, because at present instead of a full-fledged 5-Star Hotel and a mega Apartments, all you can see is incomplete concrete structure with protruding steel rods, and nature made huge Swimming Pool, which the mosquitoes are enjoying their fun spree- and in the same time spreading the Dengue and Malaria disease in that vicinity and beyond. Does anyone from the MCC or District Administration care about it- I don’t think so, even in the wake of over 500 dengue cases and nearly six deaths- and one more dengue death reported today (2 August 2019) of 24-year-old Karthik Shetty (24) from Mulihithlu, Bolar in the city. Is MCC waiting for more Dengue cases and more deaths due to Dengue disease?