M'lore: DC warns erring builders of licence cancellation

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

Mangalore, Jun 7: Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner, N Prakash, warned that building licences will be cancelled without any hesitation, if hygiene is not maintained, and rules are violated at the sites of building construction.

He was addressing a meeting of builders, civil engineers, and health officials of the city corporation, held on Thursday June 6.

“The city corporation has noticed that migrant workers are being made to work at construction sites without providing them basic facilities. The health department of the corporation has surveyed about 383 sites, and found that health and hygiene have not been given the needed importance in most of them,” Prakash said. Informing the participants that as per the said survey, mosquitoes continue to breed in 13 sites, he warned of strict action against erring builders who are found to have ignored the issues during the second survey.

The deputy commissioner, who was told by the builders that mosquitoes tend to increase with the arrival of monsoon, said that it is important to protect the interests of all the concerned, rather than finding excuses. “The district administration will take up steps towards this end. Health department of the municipality has now improved its working. Take steps to provide basic facilities to the workers engaged by you,” he advised.

Prakash said that blocking of drains, and dumping of bulding materials on the roads, are two of the most serious offences, as they create problems for pedestrians and school children in particulars. He warned that if this violation continues unabated, licences will be cancelled instead of imposing fines on the concerned.

In-charge city corporation commissioner, Srikanth Rao, was present.

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  • DC WARNS, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 8 2013

    Please stop this high dramas.So far how many warnings over? could the administration took any action?if you are really interested to take action please take .stop this nonsense statements

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    What about the big Mosquitoes....

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  • Umesh Salian, Uppala / Dubai

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    Welldone Prakash..... keep it moving we need some real PRAKASHA...doctrine to make the city construction site more healthy for the workers... keep it up... come what may...

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    Ask builders to put all basic infrastructure in place before granting license/permission...No use of issuing statements for the media and general public... Need to see the action....

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    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    What is the use of warning?Why the administration was sleeping when the building construction work was going on?Check the infrastructure of the workers condition first ,then allow them to start the work.

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  • juliet mascarenhas, bejai mangalore

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    Best solution for a healthy atmosphere. Action speaks louder than voice.Good luck.

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    This is the step should have been taken a long time ago. It is better to be late than never. Even in the heart of city..laborers are taking bath under the open sky in the construction site. Their children desiccating the place beyond imagination. Please stop this Sir. We want "Clean Mangalore". All the best of luck..

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