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Khader to launch 13 projects today

Published On : 29 Aug 2018   |  Reported By : Courtesy: The Hindu   |  Pic On: Photo credit : The Hindu

Mangaluru, (DHNS): He will also lay foundation for 27 new projects, including multi-level car park facility at Hampankatta

Minister for Urban Development and Housing U.T. Khader will inaugurate 13 projects and lay foundation for 27 new projects, including the multi-level car parking facility at Hampankatta and building bus shelters, totally costing Rs.462.45 crore, here on Wednesday. He will also name Town Hall after social reformer Kudmul Ranga Rao.

Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Mayor Bhaskar K. said that 13 projects have cost Rs 11.55 crore and 27 projects would be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs. 450.9 crore.

Completed projects
Some of the 13 projects completed include a public toilet inside Kadri Park, two public e-toilets near Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) colony at Pakkaladkka and near KHB grounds at Pakkaladkka, public toilet at the swimming pool in Lady Hill, a road leading to the landfill site at Kunjathbail, and other roadworks. The landfill site on two acres is meant for dumping construction and demolition waste.

The other completed projects are a park at VII Block in Katipalla, concrete road from Kankanady Father Muller Hospital Junction to Pumpwell, and a bridge on Pachchanady main road. The Mayor said that the Minister will lay foundation stone for a 11 km-long sewage pumping main line from Pandeshwar wet well to the sewage treatment plant at Mullakadu (Kavoor). It will cost Rs .93 crore. The project will be taken up under financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank.

Among the other new projects for which the foundation will be laid under smart city scheme are constructing a multi-level car parking facility-cum-commercial complex at Hampankatta, construction of bus shelters, developing the road from Clock Tower to A.B. Shetty Circle, installing roof-top solar panels on government buildings to harness solar energy, setting command control centre in city corporation building, and laying underground drainage pipelines. In addition, the Minister will lay the foundation for renovation of swimming pool at Lady Hill, developing road circles at Bondel, Bunts Hostel, Karangalpady, KSRTC, and Lalbagh.

The foundation for the second stage construction of a residential apartment for civic workers at Mahakalipadpu and completing pending works of Bejai market will also be laid.

Aid to Kodagu

Mangaluru City Corporation will donate Rs.10 lakh for relief operations in Kodagu, according to Mayor Bhaskar K.

He told reporters here on Tuesday that the employees of the corporation will donate their one day’s salary, which will amount to Rs .5.14 lakh. The councillors will contribute their monthly honorarium. Some other funds of the corporation will also be drawn for the purpose to make Rs. 10 lakh, he said.

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