CMC to construct private bus shelter on BOT mode

CMC to construct private bus shelter on BOT mode

` 15 crore would be required to complete the work: President

Madikeri CMC members have resolved to construct private bus shelters on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) mode with the help of private firms.

Raising the issue, CMC president H M Nandakumar said that initially the CMC had decided to take up the work on its own. However, a sum of Rs 15 crore would be required to complete the work. The CMC do not have sources to take up the work on its own.

He said the CMC has already borrowed Rs 30 crore loan for implementing Kundamestri project. In such a situation, it would be impossible to borrow loan of additional Rs 15 crore. “We had discussed the issue with Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah. As he too failed to support the CMC in getting funds for the work, it has been decided to take up the work with the help of private company.”

The President said “we want to construct the bus shelter at the earliest. If the work is taken up on BOT mode, then the CMC will not have to spend a single pie. We will place few conditions.”

Water project

The CMC President said that the ambitious Kundamestri project will be completed by 2014. However, the CMC can draw water from Kundamestri check dam by March 2013. Water can be pumped from the checkdam to Kootuhole.

KWSSB Engineer Srikanth said that if the electricity connection and distributor pump is installed, then water can be drawn from the project by March itself.
The president directed the authorities to update him with the progress of the Kundamestri project once in 15 days.

There was heated discussion on the theft of pipes at General Thimmaiah Circle. However, the CMC Commissioner Shashikumar said that 484 metre pipes have been stored in the store room of the CMC. About 54 metre long pipes have been stolen by the miscreants.


Member Chummi Devaiah accused that the Rajaseat Development Committee has failed to develop Raja Seat. The musical fountain is not functioning for the last several days. Supporting the views of Devaiah, other members urged to constitute a committee to look into the development of Rajaseat.

To which, the president said that he will hold talks with the officials from Horticulture department and Rajaseat Development Committee.