GPS to be installed on vehicles
GPS(Global Positioning System) to be installed on vehicles hired for the supply of drinking water: Kozhikode corporation mayor.
KOZHIKODE: Kozhikode corporation mayor Thottathil Raveendran has informed the corporation council that Global Positioning System (GPS) would be installed on all the vehicles hiring to distribute drinking water to ensure that people residing in the drought hit areas gets drinking water.
The mayor also said that the people residing in the corporation would get drinking water under the Japan International Cooperation Agency assisted drinking water scheme and there is no need for apprehension over the unavailability of drinking water. Replying to an adjournment motion moved in the council by IUML council party leader C Abdurahiman, the mayor said that the government has already issued an order pertaining to the distribution of drinking water and the district collector has been entrusted with the responsibility of the distribution in the scarcity-hit areas.
Abdurahiman, during the motion, urged the mayor to take required measures for the distribution of drinking water to drought-hit areas with the strengthening of summer season The mayor also directed the corporation officials to check the quality of the water in ‘Neelichira’ – a water reservoir situated in the corporation limit. A direction in this regard was given on the basis of calling attention motion pertaining to it was moved in the council by councillor M C Sudhamani of UDF.
The mayor also directed corporation secretary Binu Francis to conduct an inquiry into the complaint pertaining to mixing of plastic carry bags and soil in sacks by the agency entrusted with the operation of plastic recycling plant of the corporation.
A direction in this regard was given on the basis of adjournment motion moved in the council by Adv Vidhya Balakrishnan of the UDF. Moving the motion, she alleged that a private agency, entrusted by the corporation to run its plastic recycling plant for the removal of piled up plastic waste, has been engaged in cheating the civic body as they mix plastic waste with soil to increase weight of sacks which results in hole in civic body’s exchequer. The mayor said that the issue has also come to his notice and directed the corporation secretary to conduct an inquiry into it to find out the truth.
The mayor directed the corporation secretary to take department-level action against the health inspector who has failed to return the money taken from BJP councillor Navya Haridas to cut the tree that posed danger to safe movement of public at Nadavavu CMC colony in 2017 monsoon season. He also directed the health inspector to return the Rs 18,500 taken from the councillor with 18 percent interest. A direction in this regard was given on the basis of an inquiry report submitted by the health officer. The mayor directed the health officer to submit a report before the council after conducting an inquiry on the basis of calling motion attention by Navya Haridas in the council meeting held on February 25, 2019.
The council also approved an agenda to upgrade the existing basketball court at Mananchira to that of international standard. The mayor said that permission will not be granted to construct gallery around the court.