The Devaraja Market Tenants’ Association has opposed the district administration’s move to ban movement of motor vehicles on prominent roads in the city on weekends. S. Mahadev, president of the association, said in a press release on Monday that any plan to ban movement of vehicles other than cycles and tongas was not a practical idea. He pointed out that roads such as Sayyaji Rao Road, Irwin Road, Ashoka Road, Dhanvantari Road, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Road, Vinoba Road and D. Devaraj Urs Road were inter-linked. “Any move to ban vehicular movement without publishing it in the gazette and inviting objections from the people will not be good. Is there any need to bring in such a regulation in Mysore which has a population of 10 lakh, when no such rule exists in a city like Bangalore? Will it mean an end to the sale of vehicles or closure of two-wheeler and four-wheeler showrooms?” he asked.
Hundreds of patients are being taken in vehicles on Sayyaji Rao Road and other prominent roads to the K.R. Hospital, he said.