In the backdrop of the District Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum issuing an order to the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) to provide a report regarding the formation and maintenance of footpaths on prominent roads in city for free and safe movement of senior citizens and disabled persons, the MCC, Dept. of Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens, Police Department and Karnataka Consumers’ Forum (KCF) together conducted a survey of the roads on Friday.

About eight months ago, KCF had filed a petition with Consumer Forum appealing to direct the concerned authorites to conduct a survey of roads in city and get the damaged footpaths repaired for safe movement of disabled and senior citizens.

Hearing the petition, the judge of the Forum had issued a notice on April 16 to MCC, Department of Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens and Police Department to conduct a survey of 10 important roads in city identified by the petitioner in its complaint and submit a report before May 22.

In that context, MCC Deputy Commissioner Raju, Senior Citizens’ Welfare Officer Balaram, MCC Community Development Officer Dr. Byralingaiah, Federation of District Consumer Forum President Chandrashekar, Devaraja Traffic Police Inspector Susheela and other officers conducted a survey on designated roads.

The survey team began their inspection from K.R. Circle and took a demonstration by allowing a disabled person move on a wheel chair on the footpath near Punjab National Bank on Devaraj Urs Road to assess the quality of the footpath.

Later, the team inspected JLB Road near Maharani’s College and at Metropole Circle. They made a list of inadequancies including jumping of traffic signals and absence of ramps at KSRTC and city bus stands. The team also inspected Shivarampet, Devaraja Market, Vinoba Road and Sayyaji Rao Road.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore