Mangaluru

Corporation polls: BJP promises online payment, certification gateways

BJP district president Sanjeev Matandoor (third from left) releasing the party manifesto for Mangaluru City Corporation election, on Wednesday.

BJP district president Sanjeev Matandoor (third from left) releasing the party manifesto for Mangaluru City Corporation election, on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: H.S. Manjunath

Manifesto lists grade separator at Hampankatta, multilevel car parks

Stressing on e-governance in administration, the BJP in its manifesto for November 12 elections to Mangaluru City Corporation council has promised of offering online payment gateway and online certification gateway to the people.

It has also promised of setting up a single-window clearance facility in the corporation’s office.

Sanjeeva Matandoor, MLA and president of Dakshina Kannada unit of the BJP, released the manifesto in the party office on Wednesday.

The manifesto promised that a multilevel grade separator would be constructed at Hampankatta Junction to ease traffic congestion and multilevel car parking facilities would be built in different parts of the city. It said LCD screens would be fixed in all bus stops to enable people to view bus timings and other information.

Satellite bus stations

The party said satellite bus stations would be built on the outskirts of the central business district area as another step to ease traffic congestion.

It said planned satellite townships would be developed in the city. The party promised the traffic problem in Karavali Circle at Bendorwell in the city will be addressed.

The party promised that all the issues in the underground drainage network laid in the city using the loan from the Asian Development Bank would be addressed.

The BJP, which won the council elections for the first time in 2007 and lost it subsequently in 2013, said more Miyawakai Urban Forests would be developed in the city.

It promised of developing ponds, cleaning, and maintaining open wells in the city.

Insurance cover

According to the party, it will cover Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe families in the jurisdiction of the corporation under an annual ₹50,000 health insurance scheme and ₹1 lakh accident insurance scheme.

Some of the other promises made included making rainwater harvesting mandatory in government and other residential buildings, effective management of landfill site at Pachchanady, constructing another stadium in the city, taking up construction of a ranga mandir in the city, organising an investors’ meet in the city in association with the State government, and the like.

Ganesh Karnik, convener of the manifesto committee, said civil society members had been consulted before preparing the manifesto.

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