Finally, Irwin Road widening begins

Finally, Irwin Road widening begins

August 16, 2022

MLA, MCC Commissioner visit spot; road works to be completed in a couple of days

Mysore/Mysuru: After years of stalemate, the widening of Irwin Road began this morning and as the first stage of the works, the drain pipeline laying works have begun. Once the pipes are laid, they will be connected to the main drain line and later, the asphalting of the road will begin.

Irwin Road connects the Sub-Urban Bus Stand to the City Railway Station. The widened stretch will be a four-lane road and this is expected to ease traffic congestion to a large extent.

The widening works gained traction as the pending works between the Nehru Circle till Government Ayurveda College were taken up following the High Court of Karnataka vacating a stay. Following the Court order, stakeholders of the Jumma Masjid decided to make way for the road. A part of the Masjid, a wall and two minarets, are being demolished for the road to be widened.

The Wakf Board that manages the Jumma Masjid cleared belongings, paving way for a smooth demolition. The Guddali Puja to take up the road-widening work was performed way back in 2018 and the project was stuck in the land acquisition and compensation tangles till now. The ambitious project on one of the busiest roads — also narrow and very commercially developed — in Mysuru city was conceived in 2015.

In 2018, the MCC took up the development of two stretches of Irwin Road — the one between Babu Jagjivan Ram Circle (in front of the City Railway Station) and Ayurveda College Circle, and the one from Nehru Circle to the Sub-Urban Bus Stand (Arch Gate). But the stretch between Ayurveda College Circle and Nehru Circle was not widened due to land acquisition tangles. Of the pending works, a 60-metre drain has to be constructed and 70 metres have to be asphalted.

This morning, MLA L. Nagendra, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner G. Lakshmikantha Reddy, stakeholders of the Wakf Board, Corporators Jagadish, Nagaraj and Shivakumar visited the area along with the MCC Assistant Commissioners and supervised the works.

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Nagendra said that the compensation of Rs. 3.46 crore has been paid by the MCC to the Wakf Board and the road was measured for demolition on Aug. 13. “There were 85 properties on the road and all of them have got compensation and the hurdles have been removed,” he said.

Earthmovers will clear the debris and the works on laying the underground drainage have already begun. “We will ensure that the works will be completed in a couple of days and once done, the main bottleneck on the road will be cleared,” he said. Today, the MCC workers also restored a damaged water pipeline that supplied drinking water to Halladakeri.

16 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Finally, Irwin Road widening begins”

  1. Gusyto says:

    So compensation was paid to the WAKF board so that it can send many more Muslims to Saaudi Arabia to Mecca! They come back and will becom e more militants of their religion, believing ever more in terrorism ( Bin Laden was a Saudi and learned his terrorism craft in that country) than if they blow themselves up, they will be met by 72 virgins in their heaven!
    In those days, when foreign exchange was very tight, and when many requests by companies to import special machinery were declined by the central government, foreign exchange was very easily found for Muslim religious fanatics to visit Mecca. LB Shastri , in his short term as the PM generous gave these Muslims foreign currency, whatever the amount was asked.
    Muslims are the first class citizens of India.

  2. Gusto says:

    So , WAKF Board gets the crores. For what? More mosque building, more appointments of Imams who preach hatred and who makes their disciple to imagine that after all terrorism and blowing oneself up has its rewards-72 virgins at the Heaven!
    LB Shastri government in 1960s, denied approval of applications from companies who requested foreign currencies to import special machinery for their plants, but generously dished out foreign currency to Muslims to visit Mecca!
    Muslims in India are always the first class citizens. They always claim as the minority although they have bred so much that their population is more than any other Middle East country-adding all those population.

  3. Zaheer says:

    The two cited comments by a reader smacks of hatred towards Muslim community. Such comments must not find place in public forum. The mosque got the compensation for giving up its ownership right on its wall and minarettes. Even to set up the demolished structure will cost seizable amount if compensation. Rest of the money will be used up for other restoration works for sure. The poisonous language of the current two responses is the reflection of language used by villiferous politicians who are busy churning out hatred to poison the nation for a votes more. And this type are the followers of such senseless masters. Thank God not many fall into their ilk.

  4. Anantha Raju says:

    Please do not go by a few comments. The vast majority are peace loving. Show restraint . Concentrate on improving the living standards eradicate poverty n join the main stream.

  5. Chandrashekara MS says:

    Just widening road is not development. It won’t solve the traffic problem unless a desciplined traffic is maintained along with making and maintaining good quality road. Traffic police in the city requires a lot of moral training. They think their duty is to collect fine and shout at public. This type of mindset shoud go and they should learn to help people.

  6. G.ahmed says:

    Over bridge option is there..

  7. Raghu says:

    As long as we keep putting religion on top of everything else. Which ever airport or road comes we will never develop. 1st the mind has to develop. How does it matter weather muslim or Hindu got compensation. His property was on the road. They got it. They are also adhar card holder you are also. Indian. Keep religion inside your home. Keep national feel above all. Till then you will remain cast divided pawn for political goondas.

  8. Appukuttan says:

    What is posted about Fireign exchange given to Muslims for their Haj visit, is a FACT, as my company which was a civil engineering construction company was denied foreign exchange for the import of a new generation of concrete producing machinery. Where as our neighbourhood mosque in Kerla , a large Muslim community of over 3000 were given the foreign exchange-US Dollars to visit Mecca. That was in 1960s, when people expected better things from LB Shastry after Nehru’s fanatic support for Muslims.
    WAKF boards should never have been established. But the Congress rehgimes at the central and states insisted on it, forced by their large voting community of Muslims, to counter the Hindu religious department which was mainly established to look after and improve the crumbling Temples.
    @Zaheer. Have you read Salmon Rushdie’s Satanic Verses book? I bet , you have not. Look at what you Muslims do when you emigrated to the West? You kill and terrorise people there who gave them the opportunity to live. The Muslim thug who knifed Rushdie in New York was raised as a child in New York, and still he behaved as though he was in Iran or Saudi Arabia. You want to see, how barbaric Muslims are? Come to Kerala.
    Just visit your Muslim state of the UAE, and see how Keralite Muslims there form the criminal gangs-because they are Muslims and pray in the same mosque as the local Sheikhs, they are excused from their criminal activities. These are the ones who are running Hawala money channel in Mysore area, and they are the ones who would bring smuggled gold into Mysore city when the airport is expanded to receive A 320 passenger jets. PM Modi, already cleared the Doha-Mysore non stop flight when Mysore airport is ready.
    Beheading people who talk about their wonderful Prophet, about their so called peaceful Koran and religion/ Barbaric religion. Come to Kerala and see.
    I studied engineering in Mysore in 1950s, a wonderful peaceful city then. While most Mysoreans were nice, it was kin Nazarbad, one could see the beginning of a Muslim area just like a suburb of a Pakistan city. I remember many councillors warned the Mayor and other administrators not to allow a Muslim Ghetto to be developed to breed fanatic Muslims. But the Congress Party in power in the State and in the Municipal corporarion then simply brushed aside this warning.
    @Zaheer If you want to comment, comment on the disgraceful behaviour of Muslim thugs who indulge in beheading. Other wise, shut up. What is posted is a FACT. I would abolish the WAKF boards .

  9. XXXX says:

    Yes, the vast majority of Hindus are peace-loving people. But, can you swear that vast majority of Muslims are also peace-loving?
    Pakistan has a tiny population of Hindus, but yet they are restricted in what they can or do. Not in India, where these Mulims are given their own personal laws, their own WAKF Boards, and hence are treated as first class citizens.
    I want to ask this person @Zaheer , a question. Have you seen any crumbled mosque any where in India? There atre hundreds of crumbled temples needing money to repair, and they do not get the funds. where as the WAKF boards across the country have plenty of money , Congress governments ensured that they are generous grants to these WAKF boards.
    The destruction of India, will come from its vastly uncontrolled Muslim population,, crores of them, still treated as minorities in terms of reservation of seats in medical colleges.

  10. Narahari says:

    Is the land legally masjids? If not why pay compensation? If it were a Hindu temple would the govt do same. How can such big amount be paid for illegally occupied land.Land grabbing is rampant all over India. Hate,Some one said. On the name of ministries the board has occupied lota of land. People should be vigilant of such acts of land grabbing. Even all along railways road many encroachments are seen.All must be cleared. People watch is needed to stop land grabbing by all. If land is grabbed heavy fine must be imposed for causing trouble for so long. Religion should not come in way if it’s really a secular nation. People are first not religion.

  11. Narahari says:

    One should move court if compensation paid is illegal. Land grabbers need not get compensation.

  12. Aravind says:

    Some sick minds keep commenting about Tamils, Malayalees & now Muslims. Pls give out ur real name instead of HIDING behind Psuedonames like a COWARD & GOOD FOR NOTHING CARTOON.

  13. koppal boregowda says:

    You must be a very sick Malayalee or Tamil. Nice to know you are licking Muslim’s shoes!
    You must have forgotten your medication.

  14. koppal boregowda says:

    If this mosque is a Hindu Temple, it would ha been razed to the ground years ago, and ythe road widened.
    The government is terrified of the WAKF board, because the WAKF board will howl to Sheikhs in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who will phone Modi to protest.
    Jusr read this fool Muslim bootlickers like him are the menace to Mysore@Aravind , who licks the boots of Muslims and much more.

  15. koppal boregowda says:

    If this mosque is a Hindu Temple, it would ha been razed to the ground years ago, and ythe road widened.
    The government is terrified of the WAKF board, because the WAKF board will howl to Sheikhs in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who will phone Modi to protest.
    Jusr read this fool Muslim bootlickers like him are the menace to Mysore@Aravind , who licks the boots of Muslims and much more.

  16. Sunil says:

    Also the developing authorities have forgot another bottle neck traffic point in Devaraj urs road entrance from KR circle. Entrance of Devaraj urs road has too conjugated. It has more government complexes covered around. If it is govt property then the authority won’t touch and let people to suffer a lot with traffic, if the property belongs to private people then in the name of development/compensation authority will come to the picture. First you widen the devraj urs road entrance from KR circle.


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