100 feet road from Suratkal junction to MRPL

11 September 2009

The city will get a model 4.57-km long 100 feet road from Suratkal junction along NH 17 upto the main gate of Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore, courtesy the public sector oil refinery. The company, in principle, has agreed to a proposal from the Mangalore City Corporation to fund this road and plans to approach its board for necessary approval for the amount required.

Mayor M Shankar Bhat told reporters here on Thursday that the concrete road would be a six-lane facility, with three-lanes each on either side of a 1.5-metre median and each lane 3.5 metres wide. The detailed project plan and estimates are being worked out and the work will commence after the monsoon. The road will have heavy-duty interlock for roadside parking, interlock for footpaths, three public toilets and bus stations enroute.

Observing that MRPL has been in the forefront of meeting requests made by the civic body in the recent past as part of their corporate social responsibility activities, the mayor cited the instance where the company donated fogging machines to MCC as well as agreed to meet salary costs of the staff working with its malaria control cell. The company has also agreed to provide a mobile van for the city central library, he said.

The company has also come forward to build a dining hall at a cost of Rs 20 lakh for the Mangalajyothi Integrated Special School at Vamajoor. The mayor is ex-officio president of the school and has D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, on its governing board. Sources in MRPL stated they have received a proposal from MCC to fund the above road and would seek approvals from its board as warranted.
source times of india


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