Nada Habba Dasara begins this Thursday and the authorities are busy in window dressing festival venues. City roads are in a pathetic condition and no one is bothered except talking about Dasara. Potholes are filled with roadside dust or soil with a sprinkle of tar on the surface which will come back to its original shape in no time.
Tax-payers money is being drained in the name of repairs. The concrete roads built during late fifties and early sixties continue to be good even today except for digging to lay cables and for repair of water lines. But the recent ones will not last even for a couple of months.
The land which produced great technocrats and engineers today has become an eyesore for bad roads. One wonders whether our engineers have forgotten to build good roads or are they trained only to sign the bills? Erstwhile Mysore had beautiful and neat roads. Where have they disappeared now?
Similar is the case of lights on the skylines of Chamundi Hill. Those days, we could see these lights while travelling from Bengaluru even before reaching Mandya. Suddenly, these lights disappeared raising many questions. Has lighting along the Hill become a burden on the district administration? If so, why can’t this be allowed to private parties?
Dasara has become a ritual where, it seems, spending budgeted allocation is the only aim, not quality of work. Hope, the District Administration under the able leadership of our young and energetic DC will look into quality at all levels.
– MRG Murthy, Mysuru, 17.9.2017