Mangalore: MCC Officials Raid Hostels, PGs, Warn Owners
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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (NM)
Mangalore, Jul 2: In yet another raid, the officials of Mangalore City Corporation swooped down on student hostels and paying guest facilities in Kodial Bail and Bejai areas here on Monday July 2.
The offficials raided four hostels - three in Kodialbail and another in Bejai. However, when they arrived at Besant hostel they found it to be closed already.
The officials raided the hostel of Expert PU College, as a girl student in the hostel had recently died of dengue. When the officials raided they place, they found that it was running without a valid licence and that the kitchen was constructed in the parking area. The officials warned the management to maintain hygiene and cleanliness in the hostel if they wanted to continue to run the hostel.
They also raided A 'n' Z paying guest running in the first floor of a building in Bejai. The officials found the PG in a deplorable condition with no proper hygiene. They also raided RK Residency in Kodialbail and found it in a similar condition.
As there were students occupying the PGs and hostels, they could not be sealed, and the officials had to let the owners off with a warning.
Speaking to daijiworld, one of the officials said that the raids were conducted as per a decision taken at the recent MCC council meeting. Those who pay domestic tax and run PGs and hostels for commercial purposes, especially without providing proper space, ventilation and maintaining cleanliness were raided.
As malaria and dengue cases are on the increase, those in PGs and hostels with symptoms of these diseases will be medically tested, the official said.