Emphasizes Development of Fishing Port Wharf
Mangaluru, Dec 2, 2023: Health and District In-Charge Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao conducted a thorough inspection of various works under the Smart City project on Saturday.
The minister began his assessment with the Jeppu railway underpass and proceeded to inspect the four-lane road connecting the national highway to Morgan’s Gate. Expressing optimism, he stated that the development of this road would enhance traffic flow from the southern part to the city entry.
Later, Minister Rao visited the waterfront work site, gathering detailed information from officials. Personally touring Morgan Gate, Mulihitlu, and Bolara Leewell, he examined the ongoing waterfront road works. The minister engaged with the community, walking approximately 1 km along the waterfront road, addressing concerns raised by the residents.
Minister Rao directed the Deputy Commissioners to focus on the rehabilitation of the Shille Khyata community, predominantly engaged in fishing along the riverbanks. Acknowledging challenges in certain project areas, he urged officials to initiate discussions with land users to resolve issues before finalizing work tenders. Rao emphasized prioritizing connectivity roads, parking facilities, and other essential aspects of the project.
Deputy Commissioner Mullai Muhilan informed the minister that the port department had already issued a no-objection certificate for the waterfront work. MLCs Manjunath Bhandari, Harish Kumar, ZP CEO Dr. Anandh and others were present.
In a separate program Dinesh Gundu Rao emphasized the state government’s commitment to the development of the fishing port wharf in the city. Speaking at a felicitation ceremony by the Mangaluru Trawl Boat Fishermen’s Association and Karnataka Persein Fishermen’s Association at Old Port, he assured swift action for the wharf’s development. The minister announced plans for a meeting with the central government and the state fisheries minister to expedite the process.
Recognizing the significance of the port, Minister Rao assured that major issues, including parking concerns, would be addressed promptly. He disclosed plans to examine municipal corporation land near Dhake for potential parking solutions. Earlier in the day, the minister visited the fisheries wharf, fish auction center, and marketing centers, engaging with boat owners and fishing laborers to better understand and address their concerns.