Mysore City Corporation Commissioner M.R. Ravi has suspended three officials.

S. Somalingaiah, a draughtsman, who was in-charge of the Sewage Farm here, was suspended on charge of dereliction of duty.

The official was not taking steps to manage the Sewage Farm and had failed to respond to complaints of residents regarding poor maintenance of roads. As a result, sewage flowed onto the roads and posed health hazards. Mr. Somalingaiah had erred in not attending to the complaints and had also failed to bring the issue to the notice of senior corporation officials. Hence, Mr. Somalingaiah was suspended. Mr. Ravi had visited the Sewage Farm on August 16.

An official press release said here on Saturday that two more employees of the city corporation, L.G. Javaraiah and K.A. Krishna, who had been entrusted with the upkeep of Devaraja and Mandi markets, had been suspended for negligence of duty.

Vegetable waste was not being segregated at Devaraja Market and transported to Pinjrapole by the employees. Failure to apprise traders to segregate waste in the markets and haphazard de-silting of drainage in front of Mandi Market were some of the other reasons for suspending the employees.

Mr. Ravi told The Hindu that a footpath clearance drive was being planned here to rid the pavements of unauthorised vendors. The operations would begin in a day or two, he added. Assistant commissioners of nine zones under the city corporation had been asked to take up the drive, he said.

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