Mysore, May 30 (RK&KMC)- An unbearable stink prevails all along the New Sayyaji Rao road near Bamboo Bazaar, making it difficult for people to even inhale. This long-standing problem remains unaddressed since past several years. The stink emanates from the clogged Under-Ground Drain (UGD) near the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) yard.

Mayor Sandesh Swamy, in response to the letter titled Attention Mr. Mayor: Jumboo Savari route is stinking, published in Star of Mysore yesterday (May 29), visited the area this morning and found to his utter dismay that the APMC yard, where regular trade of vegetables and other agricultural produce is carried out between farmers from remote rural regions, the city-based middlemen and vegetable vendors, lacked toilets and other basic amenities.

The Mayor told Star of Mysore that on questioning the APMC officials, he was told that the area was cleaned only once in a week by Contract Pourakarmikas. He, however, suspected the drain had not been cleaned for years.

Wastes from the market yard and even wastes from the hotels are directly released into the UGD, causing it to be blocked.

"The stench is caused by the rotting wastes," Sandesh Swamy said and added that he would look into the earlier proposal of shifting the market yard to Bandi-palya and speed up the process.

Following a spot inspection, the Mayor lodged a complaint with the Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan, who in turn has sought all documents pertaining to the cleaning contract awarded by the Mysore City Corporation.

Meanwhile, the Mayor has directed the MCC officials to clean the UGD immediately and ensure that cleaning of the APMC yard was carried regularly on a daily basis.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore