Town Hall parking lot: Hold officers accountable
Voice of The Reader

Town Hall parking lot: Hold officers accountable

August 11, 2023


I am referring to the news article titled “This 12-year-old work on Town Hall parking lot is a Public Disgrace” (SOM 24th July). This matter is not just a disgrace, but it brings shame upon the royal city and its administrators. Despite opposition and concerns raised about the construction’s impact on the beauty of Town Hall and its surroundings, the authorities proceeded with the construction, disregarding every suggestion.

As a result, the current state of the parking lot is disappointing, to say the least. I had already written to SOM on Dec. 18, 2022, expressing my concerns about this issue. It is disheartening to witness such an eyesore in the otherwise beautiful city of Mysuru. Visitors to the city are likely to be disappointed and may form a negative opinion about this otherwise heritage-rich city due to this unfortunate development. This situation highlights a larger issue in our country, where freedom often leads to a lack of accountability at various levels. The mismanagement of tax-payers’ money on such a project is a monumental example of this problem.

I commend SOM for exposing this blunder by Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), which has resulted in a financial loss to the exchequer. To address this issue, I urge the Government of Karnataka to form a High-Level Committee to thoroughly investigate all aspects related to this project and hold responsible officials accountable for their actions. Only through such measures can we hope to prevent similar incidents in the future and ensure better stewardship of public funds and heritage assets.

– MRG Murthy, Siddarthanagar, 28.7.2023

READ ALSO  Buildings in Manasagangothri: A correction

You can also mail us your views, opinions, and stories to [email protected]


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 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.


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]