Lansdowne tenants temporary complex to open soon

50 shops have been constructed opposite to historical market

If everything goes according to the plans, tenants of the historical Lansdowne Market on New Sayyaji Rao road in the city are all set to resume their business in temporary complex in a fortnight.

The shopkeepers who were forced to find an alternative on the footpaths in the vicinity, aftermath of the mishap on August 25, that claimed four lives, will soon be shifting to the shops constructed on the opposite side of the building. A total of 50 shops have been constructed, and another 10 shops remain to be constructed. The shopkeepers have pooled in the construction cost.

On Tuesday, some of the shopkeepers were found busy arranging materials inside the shops, even as others, majority of the typewriters were catering to the customers on the footpath of Jagan Mohan Palace road.

NoC

The jobs that remain is the allotment letter, no objection certificate from Mysore City Corporation (MCC) to Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd., (Cesc) and the construction of remaining shops.

Vice-president of Lansdowne Building Tenants Association M R Vijaykumar told Deccan Herald, the shops are constructed in the dimension of 8 feet x10 feet. Only those shops abutting trees have got additional space of four feet behind the tree. Those who had earlier expanded the shops, also have been restricted to one shop in the new set up. It is to accommodate all, Vijaykumar added.

The vacant space at the corner facing K R Circle has been identified for the construction of five of the remaining 10 shops in total to accommodate advocates offices. For the remaining, the place adjacent to the park at the intersection of New Sayyaji Rao road and Jagan Mohan Palace road may be considered. It is only after the advocates move into the new place, will the traders resume business here, said another source.

Vijaykumar said it’s a justful decision, as advocates are left with no alternative other than the temporary complex, considering their clients.

Security

Not ignoring the security matter, the new complex will also have security guards with a small room constructed for their benefit. As the roof of the complex is of zinc sheet, safety cannot be ignored, adds Vijaykumar. Security guards will be on job in the night time. For the time being, two police men have been deployed round the clock.
In view of the visitors safety, barricades will also be erected separating the old dilapidated market building and the temporary set up.

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