Jun 21, 2014, 06.27 PM IST

MANGALORE: Dakshina Kannada district administration identified four locations in the city for the construction of a full-fledged District Administration Complex.

A review meet convened by district in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai and minister for health and family welfare UT Khader resolved that a committee should be formed to decide on construction of ‘Jilla Samucchaya’. The Karnataka State Housing Board has identified four places – Urwa, Kodialbail (district jail premises), Kadri and Padil in the city for the construction of district administration complex. The committee comprising officials of public works department, housing board, Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) commissioner, mayor and MLAs will finalise the place.

Deputy commissioner AB Ibrahim said that the committee will finalise the proposal by identifying the suitable place for the construction of district administration complex before June 30. “The matter will be discussed at a review meet to be held on july 5,” he said.

It may be recalled that the district administration had earlier identified land in Bangra Kuloor in the city. However, the proposal was rejected in the meeting. Mangalore City South MLA JR Lobo said that the place identified at Bangra Kuloor is not suitable as there is a wide drainage flows through the land. He also pointed out that the location has no proper approach.

Officials of the Housing Board made a presentation and explained that the district administration complex, Ranga Mandira and an Ambedkar Bhavan can be constructed in nine acres of land at Urwa if 219 houses belong to the zilla panchayat is demolished and occupants are relocated to apartments. The government has already identified land in Urwa for Ranga Mandira and Ambedkar Bhavan. Hence, the housing board redesigned the plan to accommodate all the three complexes in a single site of nine acres in Urwa.

The board suggested 8.57 acres of land where district jail is located at Kodialbail. Other places identified by the board are 4.78 acres in Kadri and 10.05 acres of land belong to Karnataka Forest Industries Development Corporation in Padil. According to the DC, the land identified at Padil will be ideal as it is in the city outskirts and is on the way to four taluk headquarters of the district. However, a decision will be taken by the committee, which will meet soon.

Courtesy: Times of India