Mangaluru: Delay in completion of new DC complex for want of govt grant

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 7: The construction of the DC complex in Padil began six years ago but remains unfinished, with no signs of completion.

During the Congress regime, funds were allocated for the construction of the new DC complex in Padil. However, due to a shortage of funds, the work was halted. With the Congress back in power, there is hope that the second phase estimate will be approved. The new DC complex received approval in 2014, but due to the land being handed over to the forest department and a stay on tree cutting by the green tribunal, actual construction work began in March 2018, undertaken by the housing board.

Initially estimated at Rs 41 crore, the project cost was later revised to Rs 55 crore. Rs 51 crore has been disbursed to the contractor. However, due to project delays, the cost has escalated to Rs 76 crore. A fresh estimate of Rs 29 crore was submitted three years ago for the second phase.

Most of the building work, including the roof, doors, and railing, is complete. Pending tasks include finishing work, electrical installation, the Ashoka Pillar atop the building, two elevators, air conditioning, furniture, cable network, painting, drainage, compound wall construction, and interlock fixing. District in-charge minister Sunil Kumar visited the site in March 2020.

MLA Vedavyas Kamath assures, "The first phase of the DC office complex is complete, with only some pending work remaining for the second phase. It will be completed soon."




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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    please visit to half finished DC offic at padil ,if you are tired then there is a hotel UNKA-TINKA near by have cool

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  • Rajesh S Kotian, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    Alright it was neglected in BJP regime . Now Congress in power should be prioritized . Congress Minister UT Khader , leaders like Ramanath rai , Padmaraj should escalate this subject and reiterate with Government to mobilize fund quickly to accomplish this project & available to the public .

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    This is how the 40 percentage double engines growth Sarkars achieved targets... by sending hard earned tax payers money in the drains. bhajao thaliyan aur ghantiyan......... atmanirbhar.... sabke sath sabka vikas.... USD 5 to 30 trillion economy, developed nation, vishwaguru and list is endless with all promises but no funds to complete DC office.....but they had all the Crores and Crores of money to spend on newspaper and media advertisements in glorifying.

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  • S g kankanady, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    All tamasha to keep constructing and eat 40%

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  • satish, kudla

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    Waste of space with this sort of design of the building which made to lose so many trees. Just thinking the mindset of the person who approved the design.

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    Are you a qualified Architect to talk like this?

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  • Rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 07 2023

    This building would have been completed with the money spent by the then BJP State Government for the Karnataka election campaign visit of FEKU. Unfortunately we have a set of spineless MPs and MLAs.

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  • Althaf, Mangalore/ Muscat

    Wed, Jun 07 2023

    What was the necessary for new DC office building, when the old one was sufficient. New one is waste of tax payers money.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    No sir, I don't agree with you. Because to divert the traffic from Hampankatta area ,administration must shieft not only DC office, but also RTO, Wholesale vegetables market and mainly SERVICE BUS STAND. to outside main city areas. Comparing to other developed cities, Mangalore is tottaly congested because of those offices.

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  • Saravanabhavaan, Murukaveri

    Wed, Jun 07 2023

    BJP spend maximum tax payers money for advertisement , events tents, PMs special security for IIT inaugurations at Karnataka and food catering etc in crores. One more IIT could have built in that inauguration cost.

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  • Saravanabhavaan, Murukaveri

    Wed, Jun 07 2023

    DHARWAD: The government has spent Rs 9.49 crore for the function organised to inaugurate the new campus of IIT Dharwad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the new campus on March 12

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 07 2023

    Instead swanky BJP ministers personal and private houses have been built on tax payers money. BJP ministers children’s weddings and other private family celebrations are like state carnivals. Tax payers money been misused lavishly instead of giving freebies to poor.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 07 2023

    Why didn't Kamath beg his masters for funds out of 40%.

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