The meeting of the board of directors of Mangaluru Smart City Company Ltd which was held at the city corporation conference hall on Monday December 31, decided to construct seven smart roads in the city at a cost of Rs 40 crore under the third package of Smart City scheme.
The meeting was presided over by Dakshina Kannada in-charge secretary, Ponnuraj. The smart roads proposed include the ones between A B Shetty Circle and Rosario Church, Clock Tower and Hampankatta Junction, Hampankatta and Jyothi circle, Jyothi Circle to Balmatta, Nellikai Road and Bombay Lucky etc. Discussions were also held about transferring fund of ten crore rupees to southern railway for constructing road under bridge at Mahakalipadpu. It was decided to transfer fund after the road design is prepared.
The first general meeting of Mangaluru Smart City Company Ltd was held at the conference hall of the Smart City office here on Monday. It was held after the meeting of its board of directors. The meeting gave its approval for the appointment of Venkatesh Pai as the new consultant for the development of Kadri Park.
City mayor Bhaskar K, directors, Shashidhar Hegde, Premanda Shetty, Lancylot Pinto, Rameeza Banu, deputy commissioner of the district, Sasikanth Senthil, managing director of Mangaluru Smart City Commpany Ltd, Narayanappa, joint managing director, Dr Nagaraj L, and city corporation commissioner, Muhammed Nazeer, were present.
Discussions were also held at the meeting about building private service bus stand, which has been pending since the last several decades, at Kulur. The proposal is to built private service bus stand in a seven-acre site at Kulur out of which four acres belong to city corporation and three more acres to forest department. Discussions also hovered on the practicability of building it with public-private participation. The meeting also gave its approval for building underground drainage at a cost of Rs 37 crore in the fourth package of Smart City scheme at Pandeshwar, Mangaladevi and some other areas.
Under smart city, a scheme of upgrading intensive care unit of Wenlock Hospital into a 33-bed well-equipped intensive care unit from the current capacity of 12 beds was given permission. This permission was given as per a proposal mooted by the district surgeon of the hospital. This will need investment of three crore rupees.
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