Mangaluru: Over 300 works put on hold on account of cases

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Mar 2: Over 300 infrastructure works including the smart city project of the city corporation here have been suspended on account of cases that are going on in different courts and the state high court.

When the city corporation undertakes road widening, footpath, drain etc, the individuals who fear losing their land, approach the courts. This is one of the occasions when the works might get stalled.

Because of a number of such cases and litigations, works have been stalled. Even after grant is somehow sanctioned, because of dispute over land, it becomes very difficult to either proceed with or start the works. This has been a major problem the city corporation is facing since several years. To make sure that such things do not become stumbling blocks for the progress, the city corporation has also been trying to negotiate with the people concerned and convince them to agree for the works.

Because of not disposing of waste as per rules, as per the high court orders, smart city works have been stopped. People are facing hardships at various points in the city on account of half completed works.

Hanumantha Kamath opines that if the TDR is made compulsory, and if alternative facilities are provided by taking land owners into confidence, people might respond favourably. If TDR certificate is made mandatory, it automatically commands good value as was the case a few years back. There are 145 cases relating to works in the high court and two in Supreme Court. Eight advocates in the district court and three in the high court have been appointed to argue on behalf of the corporation.

City corporation commissioner Akshy Sridhar, says that when stay order is issued, works might get delayed. Therefore, he says that before going to the court, the corporation tries to convince the land owners and seek their cooperation. MLA Vedavyasa Kamath points out that after holding cordial discussions with owners of buildings and lands along with mayor some of the problems have been resolved. He said that preference is being given to winning over the confidence of the people and provide them alternative facility so that the works are not hampered.






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    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Whole country is on hold since its created

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  • NS Shetty, manglore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    It is observed that Proper application of Mind has not taken place when these works are carried out... Making and Breaking...Breaking and Making..thats all that we observe...In many areas theres no sence at all...Pockets are lined ..thats the general Observation by the Aam Aadmi....

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    My question is, why the works started without taking into confidence all the affected parties....!!!!??????

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    End of the day everyone is interested in themselves; and are entitled for natural justice. Govt have to take care of fair compensation to the project affected persons if the are affected party is entitled while carrying out new projects. Failure to resolve these issues bilaterally, naturally the matter goes to courts.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Put this Government on Hold ...

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Disposal of waste will be a problem...

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  • vrk, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    first sort the projects with less risk of such issues. then give priority for such projects. try to complete it without any delay and corruption free. later do such projects with high importance, negotiate. there will be many silly cases as well which stops the whole project.

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  • S N Amrith, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Smart City concept is a corrupt project. Elected Counccilllors and Contractors join together with engineers and officials fools citizens. No consent or public hearing invited by MCC or district authority. Citizen filed cases against govt and MCC in courts. No planning.All illegalities by MCC is to be curtailed by the courts. Citizens ignored. MP, MLAs, MLCs are responsible. Let judicial rulings will expose the corrupt, unruly attitudes of representatives.

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  • Stev, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    We sees these daz all work is going on very slow or done two times without any proper plans, once these BJP had taken up the project all pending and going on very slow, people are suffering due to this. Buizness are in hold, please people need to think about the development of the city before voting or electing the leaders, some projects are going on little faster only those areas where MLA or his teams or his own bznesman getting affected, other areas no development or work going on very slow, elect the leader who works for all

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  • nitiin, bidar

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    just now i bought 2bhk flat in smart city mangalore. i am so happy.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    ... market value is the price used to pay in black. 99 % of lands registered are based on guidance value. Hence claiming double the market value is illogical. Nowadays guidance value is in par with so called market value inside city corporation limit !

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    da corporation has totally failed in disposing da remains & extras of da dug land disposals plus dey miserably failed in taking confidence of da people. worst is corporation s works.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    If MCC pays a premium price to acquire land , at least double the market value ( as per land acquisition act) ,one has to remember it is market value not guidance value, then people will easily give up land for development. (TDR cannot be made compulsory). It is people's money retuning to people, so no one should grumble.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    When you have jokers as elected representatives this is what happens, You need smart people to start smart city projects.

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