Mangaluru: Sites at Konaje Layout to be allotted to public soon

December 8, 2022
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MANGALURU: Those eager to become proud owners of land in the coastal city have reason to rejoice – the Mangaluru Urban Development Authority (Muda) is slated to initiate allotment of sites in the Konaje Layout in three or four months.

Meanwhile, the development body is currently engaged in the development of three layouts (including the one at Konaje), collectively spread across 76 acres. Of the three residential layouts, the habitat being readied at Chelyaru is the largest, sprawling across 45 acres.

Muda chairman Ravishankar Mijar told TOI that nearly three-quarters of the work on the layout in Konaje, spread across 14.4 acres, was complete. “At the layout in Konaje, 140 sites are being created, while at Kunjathbail, the layout is spread across 17 acres, and 150 sites are being created. Work on the layout at Konaje was initiated in 2019, but it was expedited after I assumed office. Nearly half the work on the Kunjathbail layout has already been completed. Not more than a few months after the sites at the Konaje layout are allotted, we will commence the process for the plots at Kunjathbail,” he said.

On the dimensions of the sites that would be allotted, Mijar said that they would range from four cents to eight cents (one cent=435.6 sq ft) at both Konaje and Kunjathbail layouts. The Muda chairman, however, said that they were to finalise the prices for the plots. “We will finalise the cost of each site after factoring in all our expenses for the development of the layout. Since Muda is not a body dedicated to making a profit, the sites will be sold at reasonable rates,” Mijar added.

Given the sheer size of the upcoming layout at Chelyaru, the Muda chief said that the project was still in its nascent stage, and the officials were yet to finalise the plan for the shape that the layout would take. Mijar pointed out that, during his stint at the helm of Muda, work had been undertaken on rejuvenation of 25 lakes, with 12 of them already receiving a new lease of life. He further added that 97 parks spread across the four assembly constituencies in the coastal city were being upgraded. “Along with the Mangaluru Smart City Ltd, Muda has been making concerted efforts to develop the service bus stand,” Mijar said.

He said that there were plans on the anvil to turn Kottara and Kadri Park into prominent local attractions. “In the first phase of the project aimed at upgrading Kadri Park, we want to develop a fountain, and revive the lake,” the Muda chief added.

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