Mangaluru: National Institute of Technology-Karnataka (NITK) will carry out a quality check exercise of the projects executed under the Smart City project, so as to ensure that no sub-standard work is done under the ambitious project.
This decision was taken during a meeting of the Mangaluru Smart City Implementation Committee headed by Dakshina Kannada district in-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary. The minister instructed that once the projects are completed, Mangaluru Smart City Ltd (MSCL) will hand them over to the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC). The NITK will be asked to carry out technical scrutiny of the projects right after the completion avoid any complaints on the quality.
Meanwhile, Minister Poojary expressed displeasure over the slow pace of progress of the project taken up from A B Shetty Circle to the Clock Tower.
Responding to it MSCL Director Mohammed Nazir said that the particular project would be completed by the end of next month. In order to give information to the public, minister asked MSCL to display the project details at the project site. The projects to be taken up under the Smart City should be in the interest of the public. There should be minimum disturbance to the people while implementing the projects, he stressed.
Though Nazir said that 14 bus shelters have been built under the Smart City Project, Mangaluru City South MLA D Vedavyas Kamath informed people are not happy with the design of the bus shelters and hence there is a need to take the opinion of people and other experts in this regard.
MSCL chairman and Dakshina Kannada district in-charge secretary V Ponnuraj, Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, MCC Commissioner Shanady Ajith Kumar Hegde were present.