National Institute of Technology – Karnataka (NIT-K), Surathkal, has been directed to conduct a quality check on projects completed in the city under the Smart City mission.
The decision was taken during a meeting between Mangaluru Smart City Implementation and Review Committee. The meeting was headed by Kota Srinivas Poojary, Minister-in-charge, Dakshina Kannada .
“Once the projects are completed, Mangaluru Smart City Ltd. (MSCL) will hand them over to the Mangaluru City Corporation. NITK will be asked to carry out technical scrutiny of the projects for quality adherence. It is because later there should not be any complaints on the quality of the projects completed,” the Minister said during the meeting.
“NITK and the city corporation both would parallelly carry out the quality check of the projects before handing them over to the corporation,” said V Ponnuraj, Chairman, MSCL, and Dakshina Kannada in-charge Secretary during the meeting.
This has been done after the Minister showed his unhappiness towards the slow progress of the projects from A B Shetty Circle to the Clock Tower.