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Sunday, March 24, 2013 1:00:35 PM (IST)  

M'lore: MUDA accuses Congress of indulging in propaganda

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)

Mangalore, Mar 24: Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) chairman S Ramesh on Saturday March 23 made attempts to clarify the charges leveled against MUDA by the Congress that those possessing 3-5 cents of land were not allowed to construct houses.

He told reporters at a press meet at Ocean Pearl Hotel that the Congress has been involved in propaganda against the MUDA. “The allegations about MUDA denying owners of 3 to 5 cents of land permission to construct houses is completely wrong,” he said adding that there were 3,324 single sites of 3 to 5 cents that have been approved in 2012-13.

He invited the Congress leaders for an open debate on the issue and stated that there is nothing wrong with MUDA. “I am ready to answer any questions they have and the public on single site issue,” he said. He pointed out that MUDA had been functioning by maintaining humanitarian standards. He alleged that the Congress party is indulging in petty politics by hiding facts.

Disagreeing that the rules were changed during the tenure of the BJP government in the state on approval for single sites, he said that BJP government has suffered due to the Congress government rules which disallowed construction of houses on single sites. “The BJP government had changed the rules by allowing owners of single sites to construct houses. The BJP government has brought in a rule which exempts 50 percent of penalty for sites above 6 cents and 25 percent exemption on site of 12 cents,” he added.

Ramesh informed that MUDA has taken up the Mangala Corniche road project for which it has identified a 43 sq km road under city planning. “MUDA is also planning to construct a garden at the old deer park in Kadri. The garden will have a musical fountain at a cost of Rs 1.24 crore and will be constructed by Nirmithi Kendra,” he added.

State legislative assembly deputy speaker N Yogish Bhat and MLC Monappa Bhandary were among those present.


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Comments on this article
Lydia Lobo, Kadri
Monday, March 25, 2013

Mr. Prabhu,

With due respect, you can have your own opinion or accolade about/towards an official. However, that does not make all public accusations a total lie.

Its correct of elected political representatives raising a point that troubles common man. MUDA is a government authority to serve the public without bias. The more efficiently they do their work, the more they will be remembered by the public. One or two personal admirers make no difference to their service.

Please allow me to express my opinion exactly as it is your entitlement too.

thomasaquin, mangalore/Dubai
Monday, March 25, 2013

trying to drum up support after the beating in local body elections??

Jonas D'Souza, M'lore /Sharjah
Sunday, March 24, 2013

I ask the honorable MUDA chairman to answer the following question:
If BDA of Bangalore can sell and allow plots 40 x 30ft, which is 2.75 cents to construct houses, why that same rule is not applicable for Mangalore ?

Lydia Lobo, Kadri
Sunday, March 24, 2013

News on DW under following URL sheds more light on the problem. Anyone with Two Cents of Land can Construct House - MUDA

The issue actually existed and people were harassed.

Lydia Lobo, Kadri
Sunday, March 24, 2013

It was true that in Mangalore City, 3-5 cents land owners were not granted building permission. The officials were indirectly convincing prospective house-building applicants to buy flats that were available which would cost cheaper.

After some individuals protested, a press conference was held and it was made clear that 3-5 cents land owners can now build a house on their land. Is MUDA thinking that people are suffering from amnesia ?

Certain building mafia who had several unsold flats, wanted to earn their bucks hence the permits were withheld. Congress isn't wrong in saying what is true.

Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lydia Lobo,Kadri
With out reading your comments one can easily understnd what are the contents.With out dealting much,therefore,why dont you arrange the aggrived/your supporters to come in for a open debate with MUDA Chairman and dispel the doubts in your mind.There might have problems but the current Chairman of MUDA Sri Ramesh has facilitated the small house site holders to comeout the said problem to build their own house.It is up to you to iniate a open dialoge to clear the air.....Simply beating the drum does not come for use.

Lydia Lobo, Kadri
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mr. Prabhu,

I have pasted a link below which came up quite some time back. If Congress brings up the topic again it means that the harassment still exists.

Why do you want me to come for discussion ? I don't have 3-5 cents plot nor have been in trouble before. Why don't you take the picture in a wider horizon and comment instead of singling me out ?

Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore
Monday, March 25, 2013

I have already constructed house long back hence no problem for me.You too have no problem either 3.5 cents land.Then why do you beat the drum?There must be reason in a broader perspective thats why.....

Ahmed, Muscat
Sunday, March 24, 2013

press release only for coming election publicity.

Aleem, Mangalore
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ramesh Anna, What about ur Own BJP party.. !!

Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ramesh.S is one of the best Chairman MUDA has ever got.He is a good person and knows the ground reality about of the plight of small house site holders.He has done sincere effrots to ease their difficulties in a short span of one year.Congress in Mangalore now engaged in mud sliding exercise keeping the ensuing assembly elections.

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