Udupi: CMC councilors complain of illicit activities on unlit highways

Daijiworld media Network – (HB)

Udupi, Jan 28: The CMC councilors of the city here opposed the delay in providing electricity connection to the light polls on national highways and flyover in Karavali Bypass. "These roads are prone to accidents because of the absence of light on the highways. It may also lead to unscrupulous activities here," said Amritha Krishnamurthy Acharya, Councilor of Kinnimulky war. 

She raised the issue at the general body meeting of the City Municipal Council at Satyamurthy meeting hall here on Friday, January 28.
Sundar J Kalmady, Ramesh Kanchan shared the same problem in their respective wards.  "Even after a year, the National Highway Authority has not provided electricity to the street polls which may bear dangerous consequences", they feared.

Sundar Kalmady said, “Illicit sexual activities are taking place on the national highway near Karavali. No one can easily gauge that hookers are standing by the roadside. Sometimes these sex workers waylay passing vehicles. The sex racket must be stopped and stern action taken against the perpetrators," he urged the CMC commissioner and president Sumithra Nayak.

Another Councillor Girish Achan, Kunjibettu ward alleged that, "A fraud was committed by the contractor who was appointed for cleaning work during Paryaya. A total budget Rs 23 lac was given and a tender was called by the municipality to provide cleaning materials like bleaching powder, baskets, grass cutting machines and tippers. But the contractor used the materials of the municipality instead of buying the materials in the list given to him. He cheated the municipal officer and quoted an excess amount in the bill. As it is a huge amount, the contractor is trying to make a fool out of us."

Anchan urged to examine the bill before making the payment. Anchan also raised the issue of illegal building construction without the municipality's permission. The building in question also releases UGD water directly to the drainage, he alleged and requested the president to issue a notice. 

CMC vice president Lakshmi Manjunath was also present.




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