'Clear debris on city footpath'

The officials and the people had long forgotten that these roads had footpath as the commercial establishments and shops had completely encroached the pedestrian space by extending their shops. It is also said that the drive gained momentum after M J Chikkanna took charge as the in-charge president of CMC.

Except Guthalu road, the works are complete on all the other roads in the city. Now the question that has loomed large among the citizens is ‘What is the next course of action?’
The works on relaying and developing footpath for pedestrian use should be taken up on warfooting as the roads are filled with debris. The development should be done keeping in view the next 50 years in mind, opine citizens.

 Moreover, they also suggested that the Deputy Commissioner himself should monitor the works on removing the electric poles and installing cables and grills. As much as Rs 1.3 crore are sanctioned under the Chief Minister’s  small and medium city development project for the city of which Rs 60 lakh for 100 ft road , Rs 30 lakh for Vivekananda 2nd Main Road and Rs 40 lakh for V V Road.

The debris that has been left over after the footpath clearance drive should be cleared before it has an impact on the health of the public and causing trouble for the vehicular traffic. The traders and footpath vendors have already submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner and Chikkanna in this regard.

Meanwhile, Chikkanna has clarified that since there is sufficient funds the footpath works would begin next week.

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