Disabled-friendly govt, pvt establishments soon: DC

Disabled-friendly govt, pvt establishments soon: DC

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep on Thursday assured of necessary facilities for physically-challenged persons in government and private establishments.

During a phone-in programme organised at the DC's office here, Venkat of Vidyaranyapuram in the city said that many offices, including the DC's office are unfriendly for physically-challenged persons. "The offices and a few choultries run by private people have no ramp and other facilities due to which disabled people are inconvenienced," he said.

The DC said that the DC's office is a heritage structure and thus no such facilities are in place. "However, the newly-constructed establishments should be user friendly for the physically-challenged. I will take measures and direct the Commissioners of Mysuru Urban Development Authority and Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to ensure adequate facilities," he said.

The DC informed that the authorities are working to make footpaths disabled people friendly. He received as many as 16 calls from the people whom he assured of resolving the issues as soon as possible.

A caller from Kumbarakoppal said that a person has constructed a house by encroaching government land. Despite repeated complaints, the authorities have not taken any action against him, he said.

The DC said that he will get a report from the MCC and assured of proper action if the violation is proved.

Eve-teasing

A caller from KEB Colony in Udayagiri alleged that a group of youths gather near his house in the evening and are creating a sense of fear among the pedestrians. T

he youths also involve in eve-teasing. The DC should take measures to ensure peace in the area, he said.

Randeep said that he would ask the police to take measures against any anti-social activities in the area.

Hanuma Jayanti

A caller from Jyothinagar in Hunsur town requested the DC to allow celebration of Hanuma Jayanti. It may be mentioned that the jayanti was scheduled for December 3 but due to violence, the celebrations were stopped.

The caller said that loudspeakers in mosques create noise pollution and disturb the peace of the people. The caller requested officials to check the menace.

However, Randeep said that the authorities are yet to decide on the permission for the celebration. Whether to celebrate the Jayanti or not will be decided based on the intelligence report, he said.

Other callers aired grievances such as bad roads, encroachment of government lands and additional facilities in government offices. Additional Deputy Commissioner T Yogeesh, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer P Shivashankara, MCC Commissioner G Jagadeesha, MUDA Commissioner Kantharaju, and District Health Officer (DHO) Dr B Basavaraju were present.

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