Mangalore: Daijiworld impact - J R Lobo inspects Kadri Park, promises to set it right in a week

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (DV)

Mangalore, Aug 28: Taking serious note of the report on daijiworld regarding the pathetic condition of city's Kadri Park, MLA J R Lobo along with the mayor, MCC officials and officers of the horticulture department inspected the park on Thursday August 28 and assured of cleaning up the park within a week.

Daijiworld on August 25 had carried a report on Kadri Park turning into hotbed of undesirable and illegal activities. The report highlighted the poor maintainence of cleanliness in the premises and how the park had become a meeting place for thieves.

Armed with copies of the report and photographs published in daijiworld, J R Lobo and the mayor with their team of officials inspected the park and discussed measures to rejenuvate and maintain it.

Speaking to reporters later, Lobo said, "Earlier there was water problem in the park, but now there is no such problem. The main problem is in maintaining the park. From the last two months, the maintenance was very unsatisfactory."

He further said the state government has been asked to sanction Rs one crore for the development of the park, and this year Rs 5 lac was released for its maintenance. "We will talk to the DC and within a week the park will be cleaned and set right," he assured.

Stating that the park was for all, including young couples, he said, "Many youngsters come to the park, they also need space, and so too senior citizens. This is a place for everyone. Adequate security has been deployed and police personnel have been coming to the park especially at night."

On the defunct toy train, he said he would talk to the DC within a week and arrive at a suitable decision.

"There is electricity in the park and additional lights have been installed, but some miscreants have been stealing bulbs and wires. It is responsibility of the people also to take care of the park," he said.

He added that though the park is facing problems, its condition is better than earlier.

About his earlier promise made in 2013 to rejuvenate the park within 15 months, Lobo said the development work is going on steadily but due to rains the work got delayed.

Mayor Mahabala Maarla said that the toy train was operating from 1996 to 2007, but he did not know what happened thereafter, as the file had gone 'missing' from the MCC. To this, the other officials said that the responsibility of the toy train had been handed over to Bal Bhavan.

"We will guide the officials in maintaining the park. We have also asked the police to inspect the park regularly so as to prevent illegal activities here," he said.





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  • Sir Lancelot, Manglore

    Sun, Aug 31 2014

    Is it a Park!!!!
    look at the condition of the park
    Were our ex elected representatives MLA sleeping!!!
    Lobo maam come on do it convert it like a cubbon park of Banglore
    All the best

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  • Denis Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 30 2014

    Mr.Lobo , what about the old deer park ? It was so nice when the deer was there. Now everyone has to go to pilikula. The land is now meant for charambuli , pani puri and bhel puri carts ?

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  • kannadiga, mangalore/dubai

    Fri, Aug 29 2014

    Politicians never enter such places without any motives or any reasons!! It took 1.5 years to see this Park in a pathetic situation for a MLA, it will take another one year for design, decision making for appointing a contractor and will take another 3 years to complete such works, finally after another 2 years a new MLA/MP/CM will come to inaugurate the new (cleaned) Park .... lets wait for that day!! JAI HO!!

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  • melwyn, mangalore

    Fri, Aug 29 2014

    Waiting to see pictures of renewed park after one week in DW. Hope Daijiworld will follow up this issue

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  • KA D'Silva, Dubai

    Fri, Aug 29 2014

    Is that means Lobo Mam never visited before this one of the important park of our Kodiyal City !?
    only Daiji news woke him up?

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  • Sunil George, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 30 2014

    Mr.D'silva, do you mean that Mr.Lobo should visit only Kadri Park everyday to check on the weed growth ?

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  • AA, doha

    Fri, Aug 29 2014

    Finally Mr.Lobo entered to Kadri Park with his team... this is really good news...may be our Kadri Park get new-life... i am requesting that please make a good toilet facility to women and man in separate..separate location.. in picture showing some people urinate in front of the public same like a dog... please stop this... ladies police not have courage to stop this?... then why they wearing police uniform? Lobo Sir,please make as a wonderful park ... keep security system...also make the time limit people to stay there... daily park cleaning system... everywhere green&green .. good facility to children play... so many things.. after only it will call BEAUTIFUL KADRI PARK....

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  • sha, kadri

    Fri, Aug 29 2014

    still now they hav spend lot of money to tht park but no improvement,i think better close the park,make a international cricket stadium inside the city, like bangalore,use 3 gorunds kadripark,old zoo and that bsnl side ground,it is much enough to make a intl cricket stadium,that time no thives no illegal activities,can keep a international or domestic match in mangalore,i think mr lobo this is a good idea and it works try it....

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  • thomas, india

    Fri, Aug 29 2014

    Time to hand over this park to The Agricultural university and the Horticulture and forest dept to
    maintain and multiply nature...
    Eco its best..Professionally and scientifically..
    meanwhile let the Engineering college students.hard land scaping designers and let the best local construction company build the Tracks for walking..jogging..cycling...Parking.. nursery..Dog walking.. sand food court...week end family outing with BARBECUE grills.stands ..wooden benches etc...
    let it be design built scientifically/ this a nuclear science..
    let there be safety
    Absolutely as per international standards with light music littering..spitting..garbage bins provided..
    let it be educational...too.

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  • Baptist, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    At am a regular visitor for Kadripark for my evening walks. I have noticed many people urinating . This should be strictly stopped. There are 2 lady Constable in the park they don't say anything even if
    they see. Hence the MCC should put up large notices, Urinating, littering will be fined and police constable should be given instructions to monitor and deal with them.

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  • Ralph Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 30 2014

    Let MCC build toilets. Where else do you expect people to urinate ? Everybody doesn't have a strong bladder

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    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    You don't have to wait for daiji to report the Park problems to take action. Where are the park inspectors ? Why have you not installed solar system? Why are you not charging a fee for everyone to enter the park ? Why are you so lethargic in carrying out the maintenance work in the park ? Who is responsible for the day to day security of the park ? Do you want to keep the park open even after say 8 pm? Where the local reps including MLA, Ministers and MP and what are they doing ?? Is it that they visit only after they read the reports in the papers ?? This is something like trying to install a fire extinguisher in a building which has already caught fire and destroyed !! Do you get me dear reader ?? I want this park to be a model park appreciated by all. Let this park be featured and pictured in the Mangalore tourism leaflet so that the tourists can visit the park. Generate money from the visitor's entry fee to the park and use it to maintain and beautify the park. Is anyone bothered ???

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  • Rehna, Manglaore

    Fri, Aug 29 2014

    Denzil rightly said. Keep am entry fee for Adults and children above 15 years. Funds will be generated. Use it for the improvement.In Bangalore/mysore every where entry fee is charged. Jai Ho

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  • Vikram Kateel,

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Thanks to Daiji for taking up Kadri Park matter. All MLAs/MPs are not working for free.They must be aware of the problems in their constituency, they should not wait for the media coverage of each problem. It's pathetic to see that it's happening in Mangalore.

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  • Edwin D'Souza, Jeppu Bappal

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Nice to see Mr Lobo getting involved in the development work of kadri park. I actually want to speak to Mr Lobo directly. there are many such problems which are to be rectified. Our own jeppu bappal 1st cross has not seen the tarr(damar) from years and our corporator is of no use. When we request she just nods her head and goes of. Please kindly give some solution for the residents of jeppu bappal. this is my kind request.

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  • eness, mangaluru

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Kadri Park should be maintained well.
    There are Big Companies in Mangalore who can maintain the same under their CSR. OR
    A very nominal charge of Rs 2 to Rs 5, per person ,with children under 12 free, could be levied which will take care of the Upkeep of this park. A walking track could be laid and a Monthly /Yearly fees could be collected.
    I am sure no one will mind these suggestions...Lets All keep Mangalore Clean N Green..... .

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  • Sreekumar, Mangalore / Doha

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    MLA Lobo at least visited the place. But Where is our MP Nalin.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    @ Satya,

    I fully agree with your comments. My memory flashed back to forgone days.

    Those olden days couples or lovers could have cozy/relaxed time in the parks, (Tagor, Ladyhill or Kadri)without fear of moral police or an intruder. People use to respect each other and no one was interested in others affairs but time has changed now in Mangalore.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Honorable J.R. Lobo is peoples M.L.A.

    He is doing constructive good job for all of us.


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  • satya, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Our MLA Mr.JR LOBO .....need to know these facts of Kadri Park through Daijiworld.He is a resident of Shivabagh road Kadri.
    I think each and every problem Daijiworld should highlight in their portal so these MLA's and Corporators as well as MP's will know the rpoblems by other media or else they can't ask or have a look while moving towards circuit house atleast they can visit these kind of placesThese MLA's MP's most of the time go to circuit house but they had never bothered to have a look in these areas.
    So many people talk about these unethical and illegal things happening in Kadri Park from so many years,while reading from my comments some of them who had a wonderful time in their younger days will remember their activities where they have done lot of things in this Park.This is not the new thing happening in kadri park this happens since from my childhood.

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  • Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Do we have any proactive MLA/MP/Ministers in Karnataka other than Shri UT Khaderji?
    We voted for Lobo maam thinking he would do justice to the system. He seems to be less efficient than even Yogesh Bhat.
    We need leaders like UT Khaderji in all parties.

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  • loboag, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Where are our worthy MPs Shobakka and Kateel. Nothing has been heard of them!

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  • Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Yes, they are also of the same cadre.
    For our country to progress, we need a) Proactive leaders. b) Good Teachers. And I am happy Daijiworld is doing a yeomen service to the society in both the areas.

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  • rajesh shetty, vamanjoor

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    mla/mayor on winter holidays/they wanted to stroll the KADRI garden,and till next summer hoplidays....FEKU that means false promises done again,Instead blame gamE,request to stick to original plans they promised, BY the present Mla.Hope he had a good view of our beautiful kadri in kudlaa.Bon Voyage MLA...

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Lobo - you are turning out to be a disappointment like ex-MLA ' Yogish Bhat.

    I feel Ivan, although being an MLC is more proactive and energetic than you are.

    Please implement and complete projects on a timely manner, Please do be so 'Suusht' other wise people might boot you out in 2018.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    KR Prabhuji, any job profile for elected MP?? Do not discount them!

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  • mary, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Knowing fully well that MCC or Govt bodies cannot manage, why take sanctions and not use them for the park.

    No lights after 7 pm, so dark and frightening.

    No proper walk ways. Left half done. But money taken fully.

    No trimming and no maintenance.
    Gates half done and money fully paid.

    See the parks maintained by private houses, what a difference.

    Auction the park or give to a private body and see the difference.

    Example. BSNL versus other private telecom operators.

    Everyone can feel the difference

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  • Joe, Mlore, DXB

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Nice Morning Walk By Mr. Lobo...

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  • Saaz, Al-Jubail/Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    ಇದು ಮೀಡಿಯಾದ ಒಂದು ಉತ್ತಮ ಕೆಲಸ ,ಇಂತಹ ಕಾರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರಿ , ಸಚಿವರವರೆ ಆದಷ್ಟು ಬೇಗ ಕಾರ್ಯ ರೂಪಕ್ಕೆ ತನ್ನಿ ನೀವು ಮಾಡಿದ ಪ್ರಮಾಣವನ್ನು . thank you Daiji World.

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  • G Bhandary, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    I want to see the park exactly a week from now and see if he is really capable or Feku.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    In the world of today, media is playing significant role in the society. Media is considered as "mirror" of the modern society and thanks to Daijiword who have been rendering their services (without cast, creed and religion) and also remain active in raising financial help to the needy & genuine cases, through their forum.
    As someone already suggested that some nominal fee could be charged on the visitors to the park and this may contribute in the maintenance of the park.
    As promised by Mr. J.R. Lobo, let us hope for positive developments ASAP so that people can take full utility of the park.

    Mr. Lobo - jo oh boltha hai oh jaroor kartha hai.

    Good luck.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Pls install Solar lights across the park, so that nobody can steal

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  • Reema shetty, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Only inspections and photo sessions..nothing else !!

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  • Raj, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    The way Mr.JR Lobo looking at the park it looks like he never see Kadri park before.........In the one core sanction at least use 10 lakhs.

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  • Deil, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Lobam not mere visits. we need actions. Kankanady to nandigudda road has no footpath. Can not even walk this way. When do you come this side.?

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Wel done Daiji.Our MLAs belong to the category 'yeru jaathi' which requires 'badu jaathi'.DK has a distinction of having 5 MLAs in a radius of 50 kms but most of them (except UTK) all others have no idea of their job profile.DW, on brhalf of people should provide them a job profile chart for guidance.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Handover to Private Company as they will maintain properly. What ever funds released, anybody will know what work they completed in the park???

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  • mits puttur, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Dear Sir , Its high time the train starts in Mangalore Kadri park for our children.The old dear park also should be put to good use i feel. It also can be converted to a beautiful sitting place

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    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Kadri Park ek dum chaka-chak hona chahiye, lollipop ka zamana hai...

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  • chidananda N H, BANAGALORE

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    The DC Mangalore already a called Meeting after Daiji Published incidentally we met some horticulture officer in Bangalore. The officer said DC Meeting Horticulture secretary Mr Rajiv Chawla And even He approached Railway Minister for Toy Train sponsor.

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  • stany, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Such parks need high compound wall and ticket for entry. That ticket money can use park maintenance.

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  • nasir, manglore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    WELL DONE SIR, It's beginning of operation.

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  • Naveen Mascarenhas , Bejai, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    J.R. Lobo & Co. Dont do nataka. Talk less work more.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    Mr. Lobo mentioned electric wires and bulb theft from the park.

    Obviously people in the neighbourhood will dust off their shoulders !

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  • vikas, dubai

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    We need photos only after park is look like a park. Not now, need more action when everything looks greenery

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  • nyzil peirera, Milar

    Thu, Aug 28 2014

    lobam done so many promises in the past nothing materialized. kankanady Market Bus stand thaneer bavi beach bridge.

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