Mangaluru, Aug 8: Mangaluru south MLA J R Lobo on Saturday August 8 announced various developmental works to be held in the constituency.
Addressing a press meet at his office, Lobo briefed about plans to develop crematoriums, Rang Mandir, computerization of MCC and various infrastructural works.
“Kadri crematorium has many problems. The roads are narrow and there are problems pertaining to basic necessities. Hence the government has given a grant of Rs 70 lac and many donors are coming forward to develop this crematorium. All the necessary steps will be taken to develop this crematorium,” Lobo said.
“In Boloor there is problem with the electric cremation machine. There are very few companies that take up the work to repair electric cremation, but we have contacted a company to repair it. It would be ready by 6 months. If this electric crematorium is repaired maximum problems in Boloor crematorium will be solved,” he added.
“Nandigudda crematorium too has some problems. A meeting will be held with MCC officials and a blueprint will be prepared to solve these problems. We are planning a small crematorium in Begre too. Shaktinagar crematorium is the best of all the crematoriums. It is well maintained and all crematoriums need to be developed in the same way. When a person dies, the last rites need to be done in respectful manner. Hence we are making all necessary arrangements to develop the crematoriums in the best possible way,” Lobo said.

Kadri Rang Mandir
The MLA said, “Tenders have been called for the construction of Rang Mandir at Kadri and the work will be started shortly. The Rang Mandir will be constructed at a cost of Rs 27.5 lac, electrification will be done at a cost of Rs 3 lac, and gallery and other arrangements will be done at a cost of Rs 5 lac. It is a dream project of corporator Ashok D K.”

Computerization of MCC
Informing that the process of computerization of Mangaluru City Corporation will be completed within a year, Lobo said, “MCC is being computerized and all the facilities like paying tax, water bill, application for birth and death certificates and trade licence will be made online. By doing so the revenue of the corporation would double as it will be more transparent and there would be no spill out of the revenue.”

Other projects

J R lobo also gave details on other developmental projects which will be taken up in the city and said, “Most of the projects have got sanctions and funds from the government and some proposals are pending for approval. There are 42 projects we have taken up like development of Kadri Park, Mangaluru market development, construction of bus stand in Pumpwell, parking facility in Hampankatta old bus stand, broadening of road to the Kankanady railway station, construction of roads and footpaths, construction of railway underbridge in Mahakalipadpu and Kudpadi, construction of Kulshekar Kannagudde and Kongur Mata road, construction of road and drainage at Padil railway underbridge, construction of road from Yeyyadi to Shaktinagar, Kanakarabettu road construction near Fisheries College, construction of hanging bridge in Tannirbavi, Netravati to Kannur bypass road construction, and many more.”
Some of the other works he mentioned were construction of Mini Vidhana Soudha, construction of PWD quatres, Court road, Bajal road, construction of road from Urwa store to Sultan Battery, Kabbadi and badminton indoor stadium near Urwa Store, construction of international swimming pool in Yemmekere, construction of cricket stadium in Bondel, development of Gujjarakere lake, developing the third phase of fishing harbour, developing fish market at the old harbour, installation of underground electricity cables in the city, construction of electricity substation in Mannagudda, and upgrading the electricity substation near Nehru Maidan.
He also said that approvals are pending for bifurcation of Kankanady police station into rural and urban, reserve rapid action force team near Yekkar, appointing traffic wardens in the city, construction of parade ground for city reserve police near Bengre, construction of central jail in Mudipu, handing over the ESI hospital to central government, starting evening engineering college in KPT, starting of urban health centers in the city, developmental works in Wenlock hospital,
“If these projects are completed then most of the problems of Mangaluru will be solved,” Lobo said.

Courtesy : Daijiworld