Mysore, Feb.8 (KCU&KK)- Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysore (ACICM) Convenor M. Lakshmana has sought an allocation of Rs. 1000 crore in the State Budget for comprehensive development of the city.

Addressing a press meet at Institution of Engineers here yesterday, Lakshmana observed that a development plan with an outlay of Rs. 200 crore should be envisaged to retain heritage status of city and creation of Greater Mysore. "Multi-level parking facility should come up at 25 places in city. Devaraja Market needs renovation immediately. The city boasting of about 50 lakes now has only two with many getting encroached upon which should be released. Tourism hitherto conformed to city and nearby places should be made to spread its wings to rural areas," reiterated Lakshmana.

Referring to the education sector, Lakshmana urged the government to allocate funds to upgrade CPC Polytechnic to a full-fledged Government Engineering College.

"Doubling of railway track between Mysore and Bangalore should be completed on top priority so also the commencement of flights from Mandakalli Airport," he added.

ACICM members Ravi, Viswa-nath and others were present at the press meet.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore