Mangaluru: Mayor flooded with civic woes during phone-in programme

Pics: Spoorthi Ullal

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Sep 30: Newly-elected mayor of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) Sudhir Shetty Kannur organised a phone-in programme to address the civic problems faced by the residents living under the limits of MCC here on Saturday, September 30 at his office in the MCC building.

The phone programme was held from 11 am to 12 pm. During the phone-in programme, over 20 complaints were regarding civic issues in the city.

Speaking to the media before the phone-in programme, the mayor said, "It is our aim to give a people-friendly administration by immediately responding to people's problems. If the general public is facing any sort of civic issue, they can contact the mayor directly to express their inconvenience. The administration will do the needful."

A caller Pramod Kottary Jeppu alleged that a building had been constructed without giving open space for the road as per the guidelines, on the way to Rudrabhoomi (Crematorium) in Jeppu. The mayor in response said that he would send town planning officials to the spot and take action as required.

Dayanand complained that several gas-filled tankers are halted at an open vacant land near the residential area of Kana and Bala and the drivers and cleaners of these tankers cook food using gas. “If fire accidents take place in these residential areas, who will be responsible for this?” he asked. In response, the mayor said, “Bala and Kana do not come under the MCC limits but the issue will be brought to the notice of Mangaluru traffic police.”

Prabhakar from police quarters, Shaktinagar alleged that the park near the police quarters does not have lights. Though the issue has been brought to the notice of the MCC several times, it has not yielded any positive results, he said.

Bhavish from State Bank demanded that the mayor hold the MCC meetings in Tulu language. “Gradually, the culture, language, and heritage of Tulunadu are declining. People who prepare eateries in Tulunadu are not getting good support. The MCC should support such people.” In reply, the mayor said that such vendors can avail a working capital loan of up to Rs 10,000 under the Pradhan Mantri Svanidhi Yojana. There will be subsidies too. In case there are such vendors who have not availed of this facility, they can approach the MCC, he said.

Mahabala from Surathkal complained that a scrap dealer, while erecting a political party's flag on the top of his shop, had encroached on a public road by dumping scrap. “On record, he can use only 1.5 cent of land for his business, but he has encroached half of the road creating problems for commuters,” he said.

The mayor also received complaints on the encroachment of footpaths by street vendors in several parts of the city. “The MCC should vacate them and make footpaths available for pedestrians to use," said many. Callers also complained that the edges of the concrete roads have not been clearly filled with mud. This is creating problems for two-wheelers riders.

Deputy mayor Sunitha, the ruling party chief whip at the council Premananda Shetty, and the MCC officials were present.




Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Sir, in this digital era, when can we pay taxes online? We are in digital era for God's sake? MCC still wants us to fill challans, stay in lines and pay taxes? Why this low priority towards your income? Ah, yes, there is online option, but your will have to bribe your way to enable it in costs same as transferring Khatha in your name.

    DisAgree Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • Abdul, Kudroli

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    First end the corruption and then you can put forward such show-off stunts!!!

    DisAgree [8] Agree [23] Reply Report Abuse


    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    first solve the garbage problem in Mangalore, mayor...

    DisAgree [1] Agree [31] Reply Report Abuse

  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    I do not think this was a actual phone in programme. I tried calling for the whole one hour but my call was not received by anyone even though it was ringing, otherwise phone busy. There should be someone to receive the calls and later on forward the call to the concerned person. On and off it is flooding in Mangalore with the passing showers.

    DisAgree [4] Agree [22] Reply Report Abuse

  • N S Shetty, Surathkal

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Precious Time is wasted trying these Phone in Numbers... Instead...The Mayor/DC/Police should accept Mails n Reply on Action taken in their Programmes... More Complaints /Suggestions can be actioned upon....

    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: Mangaluru: Mayor flooded with civic woes during phone-in programme

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.