Shifting of private bus stand still an unrealised dream

 Though Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa  had directed Bangalore Agriculture University to hand over three acres of land  for the shifting of Madikeri private bus stand two months ago, an official circular in this regard has not been issued so far.

Chief Minister had directed to hand over the land with immediate effect in the presence of MLAs from Kodagu district at a meeting held in Bangalore on July 28.
Yeddyurappa also had promised that he himself would lay the foundation for the new private bus stand. However, the minutes of the same meeting has not been dispatched to the district administration even after two months. A copy of the minutes was sent to the Ponnampete Forest College.

At the same time, the principal secretary to the Agriculture department did not issue a circular to this effect so far. As a result, the district administration could not commence the land acquisition process for the private bus stand.

The Agriculture department had handed over three acres of land in the heart of Madikeri town to Bangalore Agriculture University to set up a paddy crop research centre. Accordingly, the University opened a centre here and research is being carried out for the past several years.

Since all vehicles have to ply through the private bus stand to reach Madikeri city and KSRTC Bus Stand, the traffic becomes more chaotic here.

 Meanwhile, private bus owners oppose government decision to shift the bus stand to Agriculture University’s land.

Private bus owners urge the government to shift the bus stand to some other place.

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