Parking, waste mgmt rocks MCC meeting

 ‘Pay and park fees should be revised...’, ‘Steps should be taken to stop Mysore from becoming another Bangalore regarding waste disposal...’, were some of the demands raised by corporators at the general meeting of the Mysore city corporation here on Friday.

Ma V Ramprasad said implementation of ‘pay and park’ from January 1 would inconvenience people. “If Rs 25 is imposed on parking two-wheelers, the fees would sometimes exceed his expenses on shopping. So, it has to be revised,” he said.

Sandesh Swamy said for the first two hours Rs 5 for two-wheelers and Rs 20 for four-wheelers can be charged. “Instead of delegating parking maintenance, MCC staff can be deployed,” he opined.

L Nagendra said the system should be implemented only at select places which are crowded.

Commissioner M R Ravi said steps would be taken not to burden the citizens.
R Somasundar, Nandish Preetham and Parthasarathy pointed out that citizens were facing numerous problems. “The officials are neglecting their duty. Parks are crying for attention, underground drainage and drinking water problems are affecting badly. Officials of town planning are issuing C R to buildings under construction, without actually visiting the sites,” they said.

L Devaraj, P Devaraj, Srikantegowda and Chaluvegowda drew attention to the aggravating garbage problem. Zero waste management projects have been non-starters. “Despite launching the waste segregation unit at Kumbarakoppal, only 10 per cent of the garbage is being segregated. The rest is being dumped at the Excel plant. Complaints to repair drainages fall on deaf ears. In Bangalore only waste is a problem. Here everything is a problem,” he said.

Deputy mayor Mahadevappa presided over the meeting.

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