Govt mulls land for mechanics in city

Speaking at the inaugural function of the second  anniversary celebrations of the Mysore Two Wheeler Mechanics Association, he said that this area would house all the mechanics and would also have spare parts shops and canteen facilities. It was a move planned to make the city sound and air pollution free. The initiative would also provide the mechanics their own land, avoiding the hassles of rent and owner-tenant conflicts.

Ramdas urged the mechanics to join hands with the government to help reduce air pollution in the heritage city. The district in charge minister also revealed that talks were on with the Chief Minister and the Labour department to provide health schemes for mechanics who constantly work amid   smoke, oil and grimy environment.

He also said that a certain amount was already allocated in the budget for the purpose.  “Mechanics are like doctors, who examine, diagnose and cure our vehicle’s problems,” he said .

The minister told the association that this was an auspicious day where they had to look back at their achievements and plan for the future.

Mayor Puspalatha T B Chikkanna, who was the chief guest requested the mechanics not to tune the vehicles for speed, which invariably resulted in accidents. She congratulated the association for completing a year and assured assistance from the city corporation.

The association also donated Rs 5000 to Mohammad Shariff whose shop was gutted in a fire mishap.

Legal consultant of the association V Krishna Murthy, Srinivas and proprietor of V K agencies Dinesh were present at the function.   

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