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Mangalore to become Greater Mangalore City Corporation?


Mangalore to become Greater Mangalore City Corporation?
 
From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore
 
Bangalore, Oct 29:
If Karnataka’s Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake has his way, Mangalore City Corporation is likely to be upgraded into Greater Mangalore City Corporation in the near future.

The proposed Greater Mangalore City Corporation would cover the existing urban local bodies of Ullal and Mulki, Sorake said.

Addressing a news conference in Bangalore on Tuesday, the minister said the State Government has proposed to upgrade several existing city corporations.

He, however, declined to indicate any timeline and explained that the State Cabinet will have to take a decision after examining all aspects.

With Bangalore-Mysore corridor witnessing high growth rate, he said the State Government has proposed to merge the urban local bodies of Ramanagaram, Channapatna and Bidadi to form a city corporation and Mandya and Maddur Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) into another city corporation.

The State Government has proposed to upgrade three city municipal councils to city corporations, 15 town municipal councils to city municipal corporations, 18 town panchayats to town municipal councils and 164 gram panchayats to town panchayats, Sorake said.

The Urban Development Department has proposed to upgrade urban local bodies based on the 2011 Census.

The proposed merger of three urban local bodies of Ramanagaram, Channapatna and Bidadi in one City Corporation would decongest the Bangalore City and enable neighbouring ULBs to grow, he said.

Deputy Commissioners of all districts have been asked to provide reports on upgradation of existing ULBs.

Based on the reports of the Deputy Commissioners of all districts, he said the State Government would take a decision.

The department has set up a land bank at a cost of Rs 30 crore to make available land for development works in urban areas (except Bangalore).

Many projects were delayed due to non-availability of land and also resulted in escalation of project cost, he said.
 

Rs 3,250 Crore Revolving Fund to Help ULBs
 
The State Government has proposed to set up a Rs 3,250 crore revolving fund to grant loans to urban local bodies (ULBs), including city corporations, at 6 per cent rate of interest to take up development works.

Sorake said the main objective of the fund was to grant loans ULBs that have been facing severe financial constraints and have not been able to provide basic amenities to citizens.

The loan amount should be utilised for providing basic facilities such as drinking water, solid waste management, road connectivity, land acquisition and underground drainage.

The Urabn Deveopment Department officials have been told to prepare a note to be placed before the State Cabinet for approval.

The department has got funds given by the Union Government and international funding agencies and the same will be advanced to fund-crunch ULBs, he said.
 

Probe Into Kundamestri Project
 
Sorake said he has issued directions to Regional Commissioner to probe and submit a report into alleged irregularities in the implementation of a Kundamestri drinking water scheme in Kodagu district.

The project to pump water from Kundamestri to augment water level at the Kootuhole reservoir (which caters to most of drinking water needs of Madikeri City) initially was estimated at Rs seven crore and later revised to Rs 23 crore.

The project cost is estimated at Rs 80 crore, he said pointing out that despite spending a huge amount there was no physical progress on the scheme.

The department would initiate action against those who misappropriated funds on the receipt of inquiry report.

The department would explore possibilities of lifting water from the Berthi Reservoir to supply drinking water to people of Madikeri town, he said.

Sorake said the government has submitted proposals worth Rs 5,200 crore to the Centre under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for second phase of works in Bangalore and Mysore cities.

Admitting irregularities in the execution of works in the first phase in both the cities, he said the government was yet to decide on ordering probe into alleged irregularities.


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  • bsatheesh, udupi/dubai

    Sun, Nov 3 2013

    first repair the bloody roads.

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  • Anil , Bantwal

    Thu, Oct 31 2013

    Only in speeches but no action. Fit for talking.Last time he told he will resolve Form9 and 11 issue but no action till now. Cant belive this Minister.

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  • Ram Hegde, Udupi

    Fri, Nov 1 2013

    Sirji 9 and 11 rule has already been relaxed in our twin district , stop creating false news. The daijiworld report responsibly.

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  • Lancelot, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Many speeches, lots of interaction, but no action. Currently we have no mayor and MCC does not function. This is the state of affairs in our city.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Thanks for not blaming Congress party.

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  • Raja Koppal, udupi

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Where ever Mr.Sorake goes he has crores with him just he will talk about crores and move off.

    Development is zero but speeches as Hero...

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    What do you suggest?. Should the government dismantle the courts? How can the congress appoint a mayor when the case is pending in a court of law? Don't you know that Legislative, utive and Judiciary are three pillars of our democracy. Should be bring down one pillar?

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    I would appreciate if the four guys who disagree with me tell me how a mayor could be elected when there is a stay in court?

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  • Deepak, manglore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Mr. jude...
    there are many people here who dont read comments.... they just look at the name and click disagree thats all. if they read all comments then no argument on any news.

    you dont worry be HAPPY

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  • Jagdish, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Jude, Mangalore Dubai i would appreciate if you tell me why there is a stay from court for electing Mayor??

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Why anybody has not brought a stay in the court against elcting present CM? or PM? Is it possible?

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  • sreekesh, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Now u will hav greater potholes
    more no. of non working signal lights
    more no of road humps
    less no of police personnels
    more no of city buses and accidents
    and more no of scams

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  • RAHUL, MANGALORE

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    HA HA GREATER MANGALORE BUT MINISTER JI FIRST LET SOLVE BASIC ROAD PROBLEM...... SORKE MAKING BIG PROMISE WT ABOUT NH ROADS BAD THAN VILLAGE MUD ROADS

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  • Robert George, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Merely upgrading the city to greater status may not solve its infrastructure problems, especially those of its roads. What matters is the willingness of authorities and allocation of funds for development and resolving of civic issues.

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  • Anand, karkala

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Fool voters in the name of false promises, grab the seat and forget policy.

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  • Rammohan, Puttur D K

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    It ishigh time that since the proposal is to be implemented, a District status for Puttur with Puttur Sullia and Belthangady Taluqs with Puttur be formed.

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  • arman, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Do you guys have stand Mr. Sorakey ? Mangalore and our DK is been ignored not only by congress but also by BJP. we want separate state

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  • Santhosh, kadri/Bahrain

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    Mr.Vinay kumar sorake don't ever think that the people r fool 2 believe u each & every person know for what reason u r saying? congress will never come in the upcoming election? for your information in the lok sabha

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  • Observer , Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    I fully subscribe to R.G.Shenoy's comment.

    DisAgree [11] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

  • SHAMEEM ANSARI, BENGALURU

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    R.G.SHENOY, KULUR/MANGALORE you are absolutely right

    DisAgree [9] Agree [21] Reply Report Abuse

  • Allen, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    Good news! Let's wish peace and prosperity prevails in our beautiful city!

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  • FLAVIAN DSOUZA, CHIK/BANAGLORE

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    Mangalore infrastructure is very poor compared to many cities in karnataka . hopefully greater maanglore will bring more funds and help build better infrastructure. Its high time people question the councillors and MCC members on this

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  • R.G.SHENOY, KULUR/MANGALORE

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    MANGALORE ALREADY GREAT WITHOUT MAYOR FOR THE LAST 8 MONTHS. YOU HAVE LEAST BOTHERED ABOUT THE CITIZENS OF MANGALORE THOSE ELECTED YOU WITH MAJORITY. THEN TALK ABOUT GREATER MANGALORE SHAME ON YOUR PART.

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  • Ram Hegde, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    Mr.Shenoy , the process of reservation for the mayors of various municipal co-operation is under Sorake sir , he has done a very good job with regard to it. Now when it comes to why mangalore still does not have a mayor it is due to another councillor because of whom there is stay order on the process of election. Mr.Shenoy you don't know the facts and you are here to comment . You need to your info sir please.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    If somebody goes to court on the pretext of reservation/opposition to reservation issue,can we stop ion of CM,PM also on the same lines?What a stupid way of governence.In earlier MCC term even though the BJP had majority,allowed a Congress member to become Mayor.Now Congress though in majority in the council,not able to appoint its Mayor.People who electd this council members in majority have no value at all.And we are thinking of upgrading MCC as Greater Mangalore city,without proving upgradation in infrastructure/basic facilities,just to loot the poor/middle class people with higher taxes on property etc.,It is better to disolve present MCC council forthwith so that people can have a sigh of relief of waiting for new Mayor indefinitely.Manager of MCC election sri Poojary is totally mum now and confined always to a single point of reference i.e., Kudroli temple like BJP people sticking always to Ram temple of Ayodya.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 30 2013

    Ram Hegde, Udupi you are in udupi and it was the same with BJP corporation now you would have definitely made hue and cry for that.

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