One more subway near City Bus Stand
News

One more subway near City Bus Stand

March 11, 2020

Star of Mysore reality check on two existing subways reveals a sorry state

Mysuru/Mysore: The decision of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to take up the construction of a new subway near the densely-populated Mysore Bus Stand near K.R. Circle has brought the focus back on the other two subways in the heart of the city that are poorly maintained and locked for months together, except during Dasara.

To help people, especially school and college students, to cross the busy traffic road, Mayor Tasneem and MCC Commissioner Gurudatta Hegde yesterday inspected the place where the subway is being planned. The subway is being planned between City Bus Stand (opposite Thathaiah Park) and Jaganmohan Palace road (adjacent to Lansdowne Building).

According to Agrahara Corporator B.V. Manjunath, students at present cross the road to walk to their institutions and back to City Bus Stand to reach their homes. “I have been demanding the subway for the past four years. However, no Mayor had taken the demand seriously. But when I submitted the request to Mayor Tasneem, she responded and inspected the place. I have requested the Mayor to reserve Rs. 3 crore in the MCC Budget,” he said. 

One more subway near Mysore Bus Stand-3
A security guard has been deployed at the subway near the Bata Showroom on Sayyaji Rao Road which is used by fewer people as it reeks of musty smell due to lack of maintenance. However, at the entrance of the subway, Mysuru City Traffic Police have placed a board asking pedestrians to use the subway.

Once constructed, the subway will benefit more than 1,500 students of Maharani’s Junior College (near Avila Convent), Marimallapa’s and Sadvidya Colleges, students from tuition centres who travel to and fro City Bus Stand and their colleges nearby. Also, many people use the road to reach the nearby Santhepet. The subway will facilitate smooth traffic flow above and obstruction-less pedestrian flow below. 

READ ALSO  MCC warns against putting up of flex boards in all 65 Wards

In the light of MCC’s move to construct a new subway, Star of Mysore conducted a reality check of the existing two subways in city this morning — one from Mysore Palace to Dasara Exhibition Grounds and the other from junction of Dhanvanthri Road and Sayyaji Rao Road near Bata Showroom. 

One more subway near Mysore Bus Stand-4
the subway from Mysore Palace to Dasara Exhibition Grounds which is closed round the year except for two or three months for Dasara.

While the subway from Mysore Palace to Dasara Exhibition Grounds is closed round the year except for two or three months for Dasara as the subway had become a place for illegal activities, the subway near the Bata Showroom on Sayyaji Rao Road reeks of musty smell due to lack of maintenance. There are betel-nut-leaf spit stains all over. 

Though one security person has been deployed at the entrance of the subway, he is unable to control the people who dirty the pedestrian way. The security guard was posted here as there was an attempt by a miscreant to snatch the gold chain of a pedestrian sometime back. 

Water logging was a major problem in this subway and the MCC had prevented it. Though water logging has been cleared, there are still some reminiscent of it with stains all over. The leaking pipes have been repaired and the whole place has been cleaned. However, the subway still stinks and many people prefer to walk on the road and dangerously cross the same amidst vehicles that zip past instead of walking inside the subway.

One more subway near Mysore Bus Stand-2

“After the subway was thrown open to public, I had hoped that the subway might be clean as so many people use it every day. But sadly, the subway has not been maintained properly. When we do not respect and safeguard the public properties such as subways how can we blame the Government when they are trying to provide good facilities? Even the citizens must feel responsible towards safeguarding the public property,” said Akshata Ramakrishna who was walking inside the subway with her nose and mouth covered with her veil this morning.

ABOUT

Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.

CONTACT

Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]