Mangaluru: Minister for Urban Development Byrathi Basavaraj has asked the officials not to continue any work related to the slaughterhouse in Kudroli, claiming that there were a lot of complaints from the public.
Chairing a progress review meeting of the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) at the Mangala Auditorium on Saturday, February 29, Basavaraj said that as there was an objection from the public with regard to the existing slaughterhouse, any developmental works of the same should be stopped. “As a separate land will be identified for the slaughterhouse soon, the development works should be started at the newly identified land only,” he said.
Meanwhile, the minister instructed the officials to complete the works related to drainage, road repairs etc before the end of March. “The developmental works which are being undertaken at a cost of Rs 25 crores in city limits, should be completed before the onset of the Monsoons,” Minister Basavaraj stressed.
When he sought the status of the Smart City works, project MD Mohammed Nazeer said that of the total 47 developmental works undertaken under the Smart City project, four have been completed and 27 works are underway. A total of 11 works are in the tendering process and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) is being prepared for five developmental works.
Basavaraj also asked the officials to speed up the Smart City project work pointing out that two years have already passed. “Officials should work hard to complete the work within the deadline,” he stressed.
MLA D Vedavyas Kamath, MLC Ivan D’Souza, Mayor Divakar Pandeshwar, Deputy Mayor Vedavathi, Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Roopesh, MCC Commissioner Shanady Ajith Kumar Hegde and others were present.