Bantwal: The Town Municipal Council (TMC) passed a resolution to extend the deadline to regularise all the unauthorised water connections in municipal limits till December end.
Bantwal TMC had around 250 unauthorised water connections three years ago. Rough estimates suggest, there are more than 3000 such connections now, and with a fine of Rs 1000 on each connection the TMC will be richer by RS 30 Lakh by month end.
TMC plumbers are authorised to regularise all the unauthorised connections by slapping a fine of Rs. 1000 on such a household and charging an additional Rs. 1000 as connection deposit. If such households fail to take the benefit within the stipulated period, a fine of Rs 10000 will be levied on each connection. Each household will be provided with only one water connection.
This was one of the major decisions taken during the TMC meeting in the presence of government officials. The annual taxes on property are likely to rise by 16 percent for the year 2017-18 based on the instructions from the Directorate.
Park gets White Elephant tag:
The park recently built at a cost of Rs 1.4 Crore has already become a burden for all as none want to take the responsibility on its maintenance. The monthly maintenance costs are likely to be about Rs 65000 and the TMC is not willing to own the responsibility. Some members raised apprehension that the park may lose its face during the road widening.
However, finally the meeting decided to call for fresh tenders for the maintenance of the newly-built park.
Is No Objection Certificate (NOC) required for government constructions in TMC limits?
A heated debate took place over the validity of “No Objection Certificates issued by TMC for government buildings. The Kannada Bhavana building work is in progress at Kaikunja without NOC from the TMC. None had clarity regarding whether NOC was required for such buildings.