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Warangal Smart City project reviewed

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The Hindu      29.01.2018  

Warangal Smart City project reviewed

Kakatiya Musical Garden to be developed in an iconic manner

Additional Secretary to the Union Ministry of Urban Development, Sameer Sharma, on Saturday reviewed projects being implemented as part of the Warangal smart city mission and urged the officials to expedite the work.

“Mr. Sharma fixed timelines to get the work completed as per the schedule,” said a release from the State government on the review meeting attended by Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration, Arvind Kumar, Director of Municipal Administration T.K. Sridevi, Warangal Mayor N. Narender and Commissioner Shruti Ojha and other officials.

The projects reviewed at the meeting include development of smart roads, Bhadrakali lake rejuvenation, construction of smart library, improvement of 1,000-pillar precinct, Padmakshi temple, construction of rainwater harvesting structures and storm water drainages.

Mr. Sharma advised the officials to complete the first phase of smart roads project, being developed by GWSCL and for which tender process is complete, by the year-end and tendering process for second phase be held by next month.


Corporation to endorse sewerage DPR bid

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The Hindu      28.12.2017  

Corporation to endorse sewerage DPR bid

The Kozhikode City Corporation Council, at its meeting on Thursday, is likely to approve the quotation of Ram Biologicals, one of the two bidders to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for setting up a Rs. 106-crore sewerage system in the city.

The project is being implemented under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut) of the Ministry of Urban Development.

Previously, following instructions from the Amrut director, the Suchitwa Mission of the State government had obtained bids from two empanelled consultants Ultratech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory and Ram Biologicals.

Ram Biologicals had quoted 1.46 % while Ultratech 1.60 % of the amount when the financial bid was opened in the office of the Superintending Engineer on December 16. Subsequently, the Amrut Core Committee selected Ram Biologicals.

At present, the city does not have a proper sewerage network. Sewage disposal is done with the help of septic tanks. However, these usually become unserviceable during the rainy season as the urban area has a high water table.

The project has been considered taking into account aspects such as the Arabian Sea in the west, the Cannoly Canal in the east, the Kallayi River in the south, and the Corporation boundary in the north.

Officials said that the Amrut project included decentralised, networked underground sewerage systems, including augmentation of existing sewerage systems and sewage treatment plants. The rehabilitation of old sewerage system and treatment plants and the recycling of water for beneficial purposes and the reuse of waste water are part of the project.

Thus, a faecal sludge management that involved cleaning, transportation and treatment in a cost-effective manner will be put in place. Further, the mechanical and biological cleaning of sewers and septic tanks will be done, they said.


City Corporation honorary lifetime award for Kadri Gopalnath

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The Hindu      06.12.2017  

City Corporation honorary lifetime award for Kadri Gopalnath

Mayor Kavita Sanil addressing a press conference at the Mangaluru City Corporation on Tuesday.H.S. MANJUNATH  

Three more chosen in Yakshagana, Education, Sports categories

A committee of the Mangaluru City Corporation has chosen well-known saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath for the corporation’s first Ullal Srinivas Mallya Memorial Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award carries a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, a memento and a citation. The award will be presented during the Mangaluru City Corporation Day at the Town Hall here on December 8.

In addition, the committee has chosen three persons for the Ullal Srinivas Mallya Memorial Award for Yakshagana, Education and Sports.

They are Agari Raghurama Bhagavatha (Yakshagana); K.A. Rohini (Education) and M.R. Poovamma (Sports). Each one of them would be given away a purse of Rs. 50,000, a memento and a citation.

Announcing the awards here on Tuesday, Mayor Kavita Sanil said that the corporation has instituted the awards for the first time to recognise the contribution of those who have brought laurels to Mangaluru.

The selection committee comprised B.A. Vivek Rai, former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University and also Karnataka State Open University; B.A. Abdul Rahman, former Vice-Chancellor, Kannur and Calicut universities, K.N. Tingalaya, former Chairman of Syndicate Bank, Rita Noronha, a social worker, and Manohar Prasad, a journalist. The Mayor is the ex-officio chairperson of the committee.

She said that the corporation would conduct a drawing competition for primary and high school students within the jurisdiction of the corporation in the forenoon on December 8. The topics would be Mangaluru International Airport; New Mangaluru Port; National Institute of Technology, Surathkal; National Highway 66 and Mangaluru-Hassan railway line.

The topics have been selected on the basis of contribution of late Mallya for their development. The venue would be the mini Town Hall. There will be three awards each in primary and high school categories. Students will have to register their names either by sending a message on WhatsApp to 9964160249 or 9113995063 before December 6.

She said that the programmes of the City Corporation Day would be conducted from 2.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. The awards would be presented at 6.30 p.m. There would be cultural programmes before and after the award presentation. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala, would present the awards.

The Mayor would present a karate demonstration after the award presentation.

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