Inspection of sites for multi-level parking lots

Mayor Ayub Khan and councillors inspecting a venue for multi-level parking in Mysore on Friday.

Mayor Ayub Khan and councillors inspecting a venue for multi-level parking in Mysore on Friday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: M.A.SRIRAM

Staff Correspondent

Mayor says projects to bring in revenue for the corporation

Opposition councillors had demanded inspection

They also visited the sewage farm

MYSORE: Mysore councillors, led by Mayor Ayub Khan on Friday, inspected the taxi stand area in front of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus-stand and Gadi Chokwa off Devaraja Urs Road here where the corporation proposes to build a multi-level parking lot and commercial complex on public-private partnership (PPP) model.

Following the demand of councillors of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (Secular) during the previous council meeting that spot inspection of the said places should be conducted before giving approval to the projects, the Mayor took the councillors, including independents, to the proposed sites and explained how parking problems could be overcome if the parking lots were built. He told them that these projects would bring in revenue for the corporation. During the previous council meeting, Opposition councillors had accused the Mayor of bringing the subject of multi-level parking lots for the council’s approval without giving them sufficient information on the project. They suggested that a decision on the projects be taken during the next meeting on January 29, after conducting spot inspection. Mr. Khan said: “I feel that the Opposition councillors are convinced of the necessity of two projects and may approve them unanimously in the next meeting.”

The councillors later inspected the proposed site at Makkaji Commercial Complex, which was approved amid strong opposition from the BJP councillors. They had announced that they would oppose the project despite approval from the Council.

“I am sure they (BJP councillors) would not come in the way of the Mayura complex development since it is a long-pending project,” the Mayor said.

Sewage farm

The councillors conducted inspection of the sewage farm at Vidyaranyapuram where the untreated waste was causing serious health hazard to residents living in the vicinity. Mr. Khan said overhead pipes would be constructed temporarily to splash water on the waste whenever there was fires.

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