Greater Mysore City Corporation close to reality

Mysore mayor led team visits BBMP; citizens petition CM

A day after prominent citizens of Mysore arrived on a consensus to press Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to upgrade Mysore City Corporation (MCC) to greater MCC, two separate delegations from the city, on Friday, visited Bangalore to set the wheel in motion.

While a 30-member delegation of corporators and officials, led by Mayor N M Rajeshwari, visited Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagarapalike (BBMP), a group of concerned citizens led by the convener of Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysore (ACICM) M Lakshmana, met the chief minister.

Speaking to media, Mayor N M Rajeshwari said, the forthcoming council, scheduled for October 28, is set to pass a resolution in this regard. It will expand the MCC limits from 34 sq km to 48 sq km, by including 44 villages around it, making it greater Mysore City Corporation.

With more responsibility ahead, after becoming greater MCC, the tour was meant to learn many things on city management and strengthen the bond between the two important local bodies of the State.

The delegation, which spent close to two hours at BBMP, had a closer look into the functioning of the system there — especially in road works. This follows an advice from none other than Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, during his visit to the city during Dasara, Mayor Rajeshwari told Deccan Herald.

The CM had asked the mayor to take cue from BBMP in incorporating technology in repairing potholes. Similarly, in the management of solid waste and garbage.
The delegation was greeted by Bangalore Mayor Katte Sathyanarayana. The delegation, comprising Deputy Mayor V Shylendra, chairpersons of standing committees, besides officers, went to the State capital in a bus.

On the other hand, Lakshmana-led delegation apprised the chief minister of the public opinion, favouring greater MCC. The CM has positively responded, Lakshmana said.

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