Mangaluru, Mar 21: The foundation stone for the musical fountain at old Deer Park in Kadri was laid on Saturday March 21.

Apart from the musical fountain, the park will also house new quarters for special police force.

Urban development minister Vinay Kumar Sorake and district incharge minister B Ramanath Rai laid the foundation for both the projects.

Addressing the gathering, Vinay Kumar Sorake said, “The state government is concentrating on improving tourism in Karnataka. Mangaluru is considered the second most important city in the state after Bengaluru. Tourism potential is high in this coastal region. We will make Mangaluru a tourist destination in the coming days.”

District incharge minister Ramanath Rai said, “In comparison to other cities, Mangaluru is short of parks and open space. Very soon two more parks will come up in Bantwal. We are giving importance to making Manglauru a beautiful and clean city.”

J R Lobo in his presidential address said, “The musical fountain will be completed in six months. Tenders will be invited shortly for its construction through the Mangaluru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), which will take at least two months, and thereafter in four months, the installation of fountain will be completed. The musical fountain will also have laser show.”

Lobo thanked the urban development minister for approving the proposal and sanctioning the fund swiftly for Kadri Park development society.

Chairman of MUDA Kodijal Ibrahim welcomed the guests.

The project, with an estimated cost of Rs 4.97 crore, includes putting up fences and installation of 15 food stalls. By November this year, the project is expected to be completed.

MLC Ivan D’Souza, Suresh Ballal, minister for health and family welfare U T Khadar, MLA J R Lobo, MLA Mohiuddin Bava, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy president Roy Castelino, MUDA commissioner Mohammed Nazeer, T K Sudhir, CREDAI president Pushparaj Jain, MCC commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, mayor Jacintha Alfred, deputy mayor Purushottam, corporators Sabitha Misquith, Bhaskar Moily, Keshav, Asha D’Silva, Appi and Roopa D Bangera were present.

Courtesy : Daijiworld