Mysore, May 5 (KCU&KK)- As part of the joint venture of the Indian Government and Great Britain to promote Eco-City concept in the country, British Deputy High Commissioner Richard Hyde visited city today and obtained information on developing Mysore as Eco-City.

The joint venture has chosen Mysore as the first city to launch the project on an experimental basis in the State.

Richard Hyde held a meeting with senior officials at Deputy Commissioner’s office today being attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, MUDA Commissioner P.C. Jayanna, Corporation Commissioner K.S. Raikar and Assistant Commissioner Bharathi.

He obtained comprehensive details of various tourist destinations and heritage structures in city to evolve a ground plan to make the city greener and thus promote eco-tourism.

The British Deputy High Commissioner later visited Mysore Palace, Zoo, Lalitha Mahal Palace, St. Philomena’s Church and Chamundi Hill to be followed by Brindavan Gardens at KRS. He took stock of the topography of the place and environment characteristics for the Eco-City Project. Richard was very much impressed by the heritage tonga stationed near the Palace and sought details of the heritage horse-drawn carriage. He told the waiting press persons that he would be visiting the city often to collect information for the project. He seemed satisfied with the selection of the city for the pilot scheme in the State. Incidentally, Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh is also being developed under the project as Master City and Mysore would follow suit.

Richard will be visiting Jayapura in the taluk tomorrow to participate in the annual day of Raleighs, an NGO. He will visit various heritage structures in city.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore