City Municipal Council to build high-tech shopping mall in Udupi

The temple town of Udupi would get a new hi-tech shopping mall as the City Municipal Council (CMC) has decided to build a multistoreyed hi-tech complex for commercial purpose.

The proposal for the construction of mall is being prepared. The much needed avenue is almost feasible as the CMC is finally taking measures to revamp the present market area located in the heart of the city.

CMC Commissioner Manjunthaiah told Deccan Herald that a plan has been chalked out for the mall to provide a high-tech shopping experience to people. 

He said, “The city is growing rapidly. Despite the development in all other fields, the city lacks  a full-fledged commercial complex, which provides all essential commodities to people at one place. The upcoming commercial complex is named after (engineer-statesman Sir M) Visvesvaraya. The Visvesvaraya commercial complex will be built at the existing old market area adjacent to the KSRTC bus stand.”

The City Municipal Corporation commissioner said the structure would come up under public private partnership (PPP) model.

The complex would be in the ground+three format structure. The spacious parking area would be part of the construction. Currently, the land available for the proposed project is 62 cents. After leaving the area restricted to set back and space for the roads, the area available for the construction of the structure would be 52 cents, he added.

Manjuanathaiah said the initiative is in the stage of tender.

The company which bags the tender should present the elaborate plan through a power point presentation.The land would be given for a 30 year lease period. The building should comprise various divisions and compartments for hassle-free shopping. All essential commodities should be sold in the same building, he added.

He said people who have outlets in the existing market area would also be rehabilitated in the new complex. The poor condition of the present market has also posed threat to the sustainability of the building. Also, the entire area seems unfurnished and uncultured, he said.  
DH News Service 

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