Mysore, July 2 (KUC&KK)- The city would soon see the 4.5 km stretch of road from Hardinge Circle to Millennium Circle Gate in Bannimantap converted into a Raja Marga. Also on the anvil is developmental of areas around Mysore Palace into a Heritage Core Area thus dawning again the ambience of good old days of Maharajas.

Deputy Commissioner Harsha Gupta, City Corporation Commissioner K.S. Raikar, Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal, Assistant Commissioner Thimmappa and JNNURM Superintending Engineer Suresh Babu inspected the areas today where the proposed development would take place.

Explaining the features of the proposed Raja Marga Raikar told Star of Mysore that the modified road would have excellent underground drainage, rain water drains, nicely paved footpaths and ornamental street lights. There will be no advertisement hoardings.

"The road would be widened with buildings on either side of the road too getting a heritage-type of facelift. The estimated cost would be Rs. 18.9 crore funded under JNNURM. The contract has been awarded to Chabra Infrastructure of Hyderabad and the work would commence next week. To add more glitter giant LCD screens would be set up on the road depicting Mysore heritage pictures," said Raikar.

Heritage core area

Referring to the proposed Heritage Core area around Mysore Palace, Raikar said that the tender process was in final stage and the project would cost about Rs. 39.45 crore.

"The entire area around the Palace would be freed from vehicular traffic flow and tracks for plying of tongas and heritage horse-driven carts would come up. The existing Town Hall would be totally given a heritage look with its premises to get a good Community Park, a multistage parking lot and an open air theatre," said Raikar.

Harsha Gupta assured that the stretch of road from Millennium Circle to Highway Circle and Hardinge Circle to Chamaraja Wadiyar Circle would be ready under the Raja Marga plan before the Dasara. He also announced that a meeting would be held with Police Commissioner to clear encroachments at important circles.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore