Daijiworld News Network - Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Feb 6: For Mangalore City Corporation mayor K Ashraf, who just returned from a tour of Australia and New Zealand with the Indian delegation, converting Mangalore into Sydney does not seem to be a mammoth task.
Ashraf who saw several models during the tour has returned with several plans for the city. He has also brought back a few models on street-lighting, traffic management, and beautification and tourism development from Sydney and Auckland.
The first step mayor said was to improve the land opposite to AIR, Mangalore, belonging to the Kadri Park. Setting up come food counters to attract crowds is what is in his mind.
Ashraf who was sent by the government to Australia to study the works, programmes, implementation of projects and rules and regulations was impressed by the enforcement of law in Sydney. Violation of any rule is subject to penalty and the same must be done here, he said.
Mangalore has all the potential to equal Sydney said the Mayor expressing confidence that would initiate steps to metamorphose Mangalore into a sought-after-city.
Ashraf was accompanied by deputy director of KUIDFC J R Lobo also had several interactions with the mayors of Karachi and Cairo.