The Belagavi City Corporation has approved works worth Rs.157 crore to improve the sewage system under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and another Rs. 33 crore for its operation and maintenance for five years from the day of its commissioning.
But this will not come for free and citizens will will have to pay a monthly cess of Rs. 15 (domestic) and Rs. 30 (commercial/industrial) to meet the cost of maintenance of the system.
Mayor Sarita Patil said that a special meeting of the Council would be convened to discuss threadbare issues concerning encroachments, role of the civic body officials and action taken by them in specific cases brought to their notice and further plan of action to protect Corporation property from encroachers.
With regards to the Marathi school at Chavat Galli which is on a 3 acres and 38 guntas of land on which, one Mokashi has now claimed ownership of the land and now the corporation has taken stay from the High court on the same. Corporation officials said there were credible documents to prove that the civic-body was the rightful owner of the land.