Corporation to digitise files and records at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.44 crore

Mangalore City Corporation has proposed to computerise all its sections at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.44 crore. According to the proposal all its sections would be networked and the services relating to people would be computerised.

An agenda to this, placed in Saturday’s council meeting, said that works relating to issuance of building licences, trade licences, water supply billing, remittance of property tax and the like would be computerised.

Mayor Mahabala Marla said that his target was to complete the computerisation in his remaining 10 month tenure. The council also resolved to provide water supply to areas which did not have the network of drinking water supply lines and complete the water supply works pending by availing a loan of Rs. 160 crore from the Asian Development Bank under Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Programme.

G.V. Rajashekar, Executive Engineer, told the meeting that this would be a step to get ready for round the clock water supply in the entire city. Basic infrastructure would have to be created before supplying water round the clock to all areas in the city.

The council also agreed to avail Rs. 120 crore as loan from the ADB to lay underground drainage pipelines in areas which did not have it now.

The council also agreed to shift a main water supply line to a length of 400 mts along the national highway 66 between Nanthoor Circle and Padavu High School for enabling highway widening works. This 400 mm dia pipeline was part of a main pipeline which pumped water from Bendorwell water pump house to Mary Hill tank. It agreed to sanction Rs. 43.82 lakh for the works including the cost of new pipeline and linking works.

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