Soon, get a closer look of the city from the hilltop

Soon, get a closer look of the city from the hilltop

Soon, get a closer look of the city from the hilltop

In the days to come, tourists coming to the city may get a closer look of the city and its surroundings, from the hilltop of Chamundi Hill. A tower telescope that was long in the offing, might become a reality with the works said to be taken up at the earliest under the District Innovative Fund.

Following directions from the 13th Finance Commission, the State government has released Rs 90 lakh to the District Innovative Fund to take up works involving public and other developmental programmes. Apart from the fund, public share of 10 per cent has been deposited, taking the total amount to Rs one crore.

The Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms has already sanctioned the amount and the works will be taken up by various implementing agencies including Zilla Panchayat.

Among the works planned, Rs 10 lakh has been set aside for the tower telescope. Deputy Commissioner has discussed the project with the departments concerned to take up the works at the earliest.

For the convenience of tourists and visitors, multilingual kiosks will be installed at Mysore Palace, Zoo, bus stand, railway station and several other places. An amount of Rs 20 lakh has been earmarked for the installation of kiosks alone.

CCTV cameras

Close circuit TV cameras will be installed at the godowns of Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation in the district at the estimated cost of Rs 20 lakh, followed by Rs 20 lakh to be spent on the modernisation of record rooms at taluk offices and deputy commissioner’s office.

An additional Rs 15 lakh will be spent on equipping the nine toll gates in the district at the cost of Rs 15 lakh. Ramps for the benefit of specially-abled persons will be built at the prominent government offices in the city, utilising Rs five lakh under the fund.

According to the authorities, the works under the innovative fund has to be completed before March 2015, and a certificate of completion of works has to be sent to the Centre.