Resolution on repair of city bus stand suspended

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TO BE REPAIRED: A view of the city bus stand waiting to be renovated in Udupi. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
TO BE REPAIRED: A view of the city bus stand waiting to be renovated in Udupi. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

Staff Correspondent

CMC to refer the issue to Department of Urban Development

  • Deputy Commissioner issues new order
  • Council not informed about the decision

    UDUPI: The issue of renovation of city bus stand dominated the general body meeting of the Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC) here on Thursday.

    Raising the issue, councillor, Jayaprakash Kedlaya said the Deputy Commissioner's order suspending the resolution of the Udupi CMC to proceed with the renovation work for the new bus stand was unjust.

    If the Deputy Commissioner thought there was a problem with the resolution passed by the CMC, he should have asked the latter to clarify.

    But at present, the Deputy Commissioner has suspended the resolution and issued a new order in its place. The action of the Deputy Commissioner was unilateral, he said.

    Another councillor G. Prabhakar Nayak said even if the Deputy Commissioner had taken a decision, the matter should have been brought to the notice of the president of the CMC. The CMC, , had a right to be heard. When such an important decision was taken, the concerned authorities should have informed the Council, he said.

    Mr. Kedlaya demanded to know why the CMC Commissioner Madan Naik did not place his objection, when the resolution was passed in the last meeting.

    Mr. Madan Naik said that he had made it clear that there were two proposals for the renovation of City Bus Stand during the previous Council meeting. Besides if the Council was to pass a resolution that was incorrect, he need not agree with it, he said.

    Mr. G. Prabhakar Nayak said the CMC should explain the matter to the Department of Urban Development and leave it to the latter to take a decision.


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