Shift roadside vendors from Raja Marga near Palace: MP
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Shift roadside vendors from Raja Marga near Palace: MP

February 5, 2023

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Mysore/Mysuru: Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha has directed the officials to shift roadside vendors who have occupied either side of Raja Marga, around the core area of Mysore Palace.

Chairing a meeting to review the progress of works under PM’s Street Vendors Ata Nirbhar Nidhi (PM-SVANidhi ) at Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) yesterday, Pratap Simha said that the beauty around Mysore Palace should be maintained as the City is evolving as the biggest and beautiful place of the State. “It is imperative to make changes accordingly in the wake of surge in number of tourists visiting the city due to Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway, train and air connectivity,” he added.

Hence, the roadside vendors around Palace should be allotted separate zones, so that the vendors will be benefited without inconveniencing either people or traffic. A date should be fixed for inspection, the MP directed the officials.

The tourists and public alike moving on Raja Marga face severe inconvenience due to roadside vendors and other vendors on foot. On the other hand,  traffic density is also high and there are complaints of harassment from  transgenders on motorists who demand money. The MP directed MCC Commissioner G. Lakshmikantha Reddy to instruct officials to look into the issue. In reference to roadside vendors, Pratap Simha said “Exclusive hawker zones should be created for the benefit of residents at each wards to access essential items, food and other articles. In all 12 Street Vending Zones have been planned and four among them are approved. Under PM SVANidhi  alone, 15,000 hawkers have been identified in Mysuru who are provided with ID cards, licence and micro credit of Rs. 10,000 for each of 11,800 among the total hawkers.”

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Simha also set a deadline for the officials to complete works on installing electric poles on Outer-Ring Road (ORR) by two weeks. The ORR which had plunged into dark is now lit up with LED bulbs. While the works are underway at some places, mini mast lights should be installed at those places where the lux is dim and complete the total works by two weeks. By month end, the total stretch of ORR should be lit up with LED bulbs, MP added.

MCC Commissioner G. Lakshmikantha Reddy explained that the works on installing cables on ORR are 99 percent complete, with the works on installing High Mast lights only pending. 

“Of the plans to install 4,300 LED bulbs in the city, 4,236 bulbs have been installed, with the pending works on installing 60 mini high mast lights. In all 18 dark spots have been identified and mini high mast lights will be installed at such places. Centralised Control and Monitoring System (CCMS) will be installed at 90 places to switch on and off the lights and the works have been completed at 70 places, and pending works in remaining 20 places will be completed by two or three days.”

During the same time, 20 high mast lights will be installed. But there has been a delay in supply of lights and action will be taken to complete the works by another 15 to 20 days, MCC Commissioner Lakshmikantha Reddy said.

The contractor present at the meeting said that at some places, the electricity poles are weak, while at some other places they are broken due to accidents and other reasons. “Such poles are being replaced by new poles. At other places, the poles should be strengthened with concrete and it requires minimum of 20 days for curing,” he added.

6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Shift roadside vendors from Raja Marga near Palace: MP”

  1. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    MP Simha, getting fat like his BJP leader Nadda!
    After 4 decades, he has just woken up to discover road side vendors in roads of Mysore. They are there because the MCC officials and politicians like him get their ‘mamuls’ from them.
    The central and state governments seem to consider \Mysore as a tourist dump, so that they can ferry tourists all the year round, which means they get cash in to their pockets through various contracts.

  2. Sanjay Kini says:

    Madam Sitharaman in her budget has proposed the setting of “Unity Malls” in all districts to sell products that are famous in that district .These Malls are planned to promote Tourism so that tourists can look for products at one place. Likewise Food Courts which sell street food can be built called “Street Food Courts” in a separate multiple storied building in areas where they are located and in open area in all new shopping complexes going to be built in residential layouts by MCC .This will keep vendors away from streets. The main hygiene drawback of street food carts is they don’t have running water to clean their plates and glasses which can be provided in these Street Food Courts. Rents in these Street Food Courts should be very minimum and free water should be provided.

  3. Sam says:

    @Sanjay Kini
    You seem to have no experience in any area except a deluded version of tourism. The street vendors have been there when your Madam Sitharaman
    the FM was a part-time sales woman in Habitat in Regent Street in London, when he husband was studying in the LSE there. She boasted she worked for PWC in London, when her Visa as the spouse of a student did not allow her to take jobs like in PWC, but part-time wage in a store was all that was allowed.
    Her Malls are nonsensical, a weak copy of what Malls in USA cities . The strret vendors thrive, because, they sell cheap, have customers who cannot afford products expensive, and can be purchased on the go.
    Your prattle indicates you have no idea why these street vendors operate, just as you have no idea of Rheumatoid Arthritis!
    Keep batting for tourists with weird ideas, any way!!

  4. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Here he goes again @Sanjay Kini, with his words of wisdom!
    I showed the stuff he posted to protect the angle brackets and such like , and the protection of the 10-lne Mysore-Bangalore Highway to an official of the Highway management. He laughed and said that the poster namely @Sanjay Kini, talks sheer non sense. This stretch of Highway-about 100 miles long, has many such poles and fitting , and the Highway runs through the inhabitable stretch of lands , which means that the security petrols suggested by @Kini, must be too many in numbers, and need to be mobile which does mean the petrol personnel also share the highway with customers who use the Highway, even during the night and early hours of the morning. The expenses involved in deploying such security petrols has to be shared by the Highway customers-the car drivers who pay the tolls, which then become substantially high. This cost simply cannot be absorbed by the government.
    There you go about the 2expert” @Kini, who has come up with the idea of uprooting the street vendors who have been operating for decades, with vending stalls passing on to sons/others . The Malls crap suggested by that genius Sitharaman, who never shopped, as in all her life after working in London as a sales girl, as a propaganda secretary for the BJP travelling from state to state .
    I bet @Kini is also an arm chaired shopper, dishing out advice on all manner of issues!!
    These vendors are here to stay. They may be driven out one day, but within days they will be back, as they have been doing decades. They wouldn’t be there, if they had no customers. That simple.

  5. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Here he goes again @Sanjay Kini, with his words of wisdom!
    I showed the stuff he posted to protect the angle brackets and such like , and the protection of the 10-lne Mysore-Bangalore Highway to an official of the Highway management. He laughed and said that the poster namely @Sanjay Kini, talks sheer non sense. This stretch of Highway-about 100 miles long, has many such poles and fitting , and the Highway runs through the inhabitable stretch of lands , which means that the security petrols suggested by @Kini, must be too many in numbers, and need to be mobile which does mean the petrol personnel also share the highway with customers who use the Highway, even during the night and early hours of the morning. The expenses involved in deploying such security petrols has to be shared by the Highway customers-the car drivers who pay the tolls, which then become substantially high. This cost simply cannot be absorbed by the government.
    There you go about the 2expert” @Kini, who has come up with the idea of uprooting the street vendors who have been operating for decades, with vending stalls passing on to sons/others . The Malls crap suggested by that genius Sitharaman, who never shopped, as in all her life after working in London as a sales girl, as a propaganda secretary for the BJP travelling from state to state .
    I bet @Kini is also an arm chaired shopper, dishing out advice on all manner of issues!!
    These vendors are here to stay. They may be driven out one day, but within days they will be back, as they have been doing decades. They wouldn’t be there, if they had no customers. That simple.

  6. Gautam says:

    Raja Mrga, when there is no Raja-the Maharaja was dethroned by Sirdar Patel after independence!
    These road side vendors, like the stray dogs roaming in the street of |Mysore , like people who use street corners as toilets, and also like the gold chain snatchers are PART OF MYSORE CULTURE!
    You could add to that the tourists who throw litters-take away food remnants, who also use corners of the city as toilets, and bring in new strains of Covid-19 have also become a PART OF MYSORE CULTURE!
    You ask any one outside Karnataka, who have visited Mysore, what do they think about Mysore culture, they will list all the above., while mentioning about Mysore Palace which like an abandoned building stands although lighted, as it is not like Versailles Palace where visitors can visit inside the that Palace. They also mention about crumbling Chamundi Hill, the demands of priests in the Temple there , wads of INR bills for special darshans etc..
    Indeed the kind of Heritage City, Mysore has morphed into. What a shame!!

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