MRC in the midst of controversy

Several organisations are up in the arms against the MRC and have urged the district administration to reclaim the property as the lease period ended in 2006 itself. Now, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has cancelled the licences of two canteens that are functioning inside the race club premises, as they are found to be  ‘unhygenic’. As a result, the Stewards of the Club have been forced to cancel races scheduled for Friday (December 10).

Recently, a team of officials from the MCC visited those canteens and issued notices to the MRC authorities recommending certain steps to be taken up them neat and tidy.

Despite serving notice, the MRC authorities reportedly failed to implement the MCC’s recommendations. This came to the notice of the MCC officials who immediately cancelled licences of both the canteens and issued notice in this regard.

Mahesh, assistant commissioner of MCC, under whose jurisdiction the MRC comes, told Deccan Herald that the corporation had no option except cancelling the licences of the canteens. He said hundreds of people flock the race course on the days of racing and it was the duty of the canteens to serve good food for them. The responsibility also lies on the MCC that the canteens are neat and clean since it has to protect the health of its citizens.

K S Raykar, commissioner of MCC, also confirmed cancellation of licences of two canteens that are functioning in the MRC and defended his action. The MRC should have addressed the shortfalls being noticed by the corporation officials during their visit to the race club premises recently.

In the meantime, several organisations are on indefinite stir near the deputy commissioner’s office since Monday, urging the district administration to take possession of the MRC following the completion of lease period way back in 2006. The agitation is being held under the leadership of MLA Sa Ra Mahesh. They alleged that the MRC owes crores of rupees to the State Government and it has not bothered to pay it despite pressures from various quarters. They have demanded the district administration to take steps to recover the dues from the MRC as well as reclaim the property at the earliest.

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