Concerned citizens wishlist for Siddu's budget

Concerned citizens wishlist for Siddu's budget

Completion of ORR project and daily flights among demands

Concerned citizens wishlist for Siddu's budget

Declaring Mysore as heritage city and greater Mysore, development works at an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore, upgradation of main roads and completion of pending 9.33 km of outer-ring road (ORR) are prominent among the demands put forth by the concerned citizens of Mysore, to be included in the forthcoming budget of the State government scheduled to be tabled in July.

In the meeting organised by the Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysore (ACICM) and The Institution of Engineers, Mysore chapter, it was resolved to press Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also from Mysore, who holds the finance portfolio with the following demands.

Keeping in mind the tourism potential of the city, the participants at the meeting emphasised on daily flights to and from Mysore against the existing alternate days flights from Mysore Airport at Mandakalli. Works on expansion of the airport (Mysore) should also be undertaken, along with developing a mini airport at Madikeri. Most importantly, an exclusive authority should be constituted for the development of tourism circuit involving Mysore, Mandya, Madikeri, Chamarajanagar and Hassan districts and Rs 500 crore should be earmarked for the same.

Promote tourism

Mysore and Kodagu districts are rich in many aspects, having abundant places of tourist interest. So, both the districts should be promoted in a global level. According to an estimate, both the districts account for a combined revenue of Rs 2,000 crore, promising livelihood for nearly two lakh people.

Another key aspect that was broached upon at the meeting was promoting Mysore as a yoga destination, with most of the foreign nationals visiting the city with the only purpose of learning yoga.

Increase security

To check increasing crime rate, there is a necessity for additional 10 police stations and bomb defusal squad and gadgets. The existing grade (senior officer) of DCP (law and order) should be upgraded to IPS.

Not to forget the growing IT sector, IT Park has to be developed in Mysore, besides bio-tech parks  at Nanjangud or H D Kote.

The other demands included converting the 42-km-long Malavalli-Mysore road as national highway, speeding up works on the construction of Dr B R Ambedkar Bhavan, multi-level parking lots at 25 places and allotment of sites for the aspirants.

The meeting was attended by M Lakshmana convener of ACICM, T Anantha Padmanabha chairman of Institution of Engineers, Mysore chapter, A S Satish, former chairman, Pushpavalli, former deputy mayor, Seetharam, retired chief engineer among others.