Mayor, MCC Commissioner inspect works
Mysore/Mysuru: With the Meteorological Department predicting no rains for four days from today, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and the Public Works Department (PWD) have taken up asphalting of various main roads across the city from today.
Asphalting works are taken up on Vishwamanava Double Road, near Agrahara Circle, K.G. Koppal Road and other main roads. The steps on Bamboo Bazar Road (Jumboo Savari route) on which grass and weeds had grown is being removed and the steps would be painted. Many people come and occupy these steps since early morning to watch the Dasara procession.
MCC Commissioner G. Lakshmikantha Reddy, along with Mayor Shivakumar, who inspected the asphalting, said that work orders were issued earlier but they could not be taken up due to continuous rains.
He further said that as the Met Department has predicted no rains for four days, asphalting works have been taken up on war-footing and added that if rains occur before four days, the asphalting works will be stopped.
Mayor said that Krishnaraja MLA has given Rs. 150 crore and Chamaraja MLA has provided Rs. 250 crore for the works and work order for Rs. 100 crore for each Constituency has been given.
Pointing out that road asphalting works have been taken up from today, the Mayor said that if it rains, only potholes will be filled using the latest technology besides stating that the works would be completed before the commencement of Dasara.
Meanwhile, public were heard saying that the road asphalting works are being taken up in a hurried manner as President of India Droupadi Murmu will be arriving in city to inaugurate Dasara on Sept. 26.