Finally, you can 'see' Hunsur road in the night

Works related to fixing of lights is expected to be over in 8 -10 days

Finally, you can 'see' Hunsur road in the night

  Lamp posts  on Hunsur road will get metal  allied lights soon. DH PhotoThe road which used to plunge into darkness following sunset, will now get street lights. This news is sure to bring some happiness to the thousands of two wheeler and four wheeler riders using this road every evening; along with residents living along the stretch. And, of course, the evening joggers can now breathe easy and take a stroll without worrying about the darkness. 

Sources within Mysore City Corporation said the dispute over the party which should have executed the work of fixing street lights had reached the courts many months ago and since the matter was sub judice, citizens had to face hardships with no light all along road.

It had so happened that the MCC and PWD awarded contract to parties of their choice to fix the street lights. However, with the confusion not being resolved over who should have awarded the tender, with responsibilities not being fixed, especially in this case, the matter reached the court. After a long drawn legal battle, the court recently ruled that the tender awarded by MCC stood correct since the body is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining street lights within city limits, the works of fixing lights have started over the last week.

“The entire stretch of five kms starting from Metropole circle to Aishwarya Petrol bunk was in darkness following the legal dispute. With the court’s ruling now, works pertaining to fixing the lights have started and will be completed within a span of 8 - 10 days,” said a highly placed source.

Auotmatic timers

The area will be lit up with over 150 metal allied lights with automatic timers to operate them. With this, the road may well turn into a relatively safer stretch. The next thing that road awaits is asphalting, especially adjacent to Taluk office traffic signal since it has turned slushy after some ‘developmental’ works were carried out on the road.

Important road

Much to the pride of being one of the important roads in the city, Hunsur road sees high amount of traffic in terms of two wheelers, four wheelers and heavy vehicles using the road to reach destinations either within or outside the city. The road has Regional Commissioner’s office, an access gate to CFTRI, Deputy Commissioner’s residence, Kalamandir, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Rani Bahadur auditorium and taluk office along with BM Hospital, which is accessed by many citizens. For months, the road would plunge into darkness only to be ‘naturally’ lit next morning.  

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