Shrine-goers in a tizzy in Malleswaram
Signal-free corridor project may raze part of temple
The project to widen the Sankey Road to create a signal-free corridor up to Yeshwanthpur flyover is likely to raze part of a temple in Malleswaram, giving rise to much tongue-clucking and some breast-beating.
The project, aiming at least a 30-metre wide road also envisages an overpass using magic boxes, has already caused a lot of flutter among the residents of Sadashivanagar, Vyalikaval and Malleswaram as it will cut down a number of trees lined up on both sides of the road and some private and public buildings including a school to boot.
Dinesh, a resident asked: “When the Saffron government is not sparing temples, will it give a second thought to bring down private properties as well?” Dr Ashwath Narayana, the local MLA, said the temple would not be destroyed completely.
“We are working on saving the sanctum sanctorum. But, of course, a portion of temple would certainly go,” the MLA said. On the fears of the residents about the loss of greenery on Sankey Road, Ashwath Narayana said the ruling BJP is keen on retaining the greenery, but “wants development as well.”