Mysore, June 8 (KK&KMC)- The much-needed Raitha Santhe (shandy) on M.G. Road behind the Dasara Exhibition Grounds in city, named after the Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, is slated for inauguration by the CM in a fortnight, said Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) Chairman B.P. Manjunath.

Speaking to Star of Mysore today, Manjunath said that KEA was the implementing agency for the Raitha Santhe project, for which Rs. 35 lakh was granted by the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA).

The newly-constructed Santhe has a total of 480 stalls that are formed by concrete GI pipes and steel anglers mounted on to concrete bases with zinc sheet roofs fixed to steel anglers. There are four rows of stalls and presently, roofing work is in progress.

In the next phase, flooring work will be taken up, in which tiles will be laid and cement seats will be provided for all the stalls.

Toilets are under construction. Drinking water facility and rain-water drains will be provided shortly, Manjunath said.

The stalls are being erected on three acres of land while the remaining three acres will be converted into parking space, ensuring that the entire stretch of M.G. Road is left free for traffic movement, prohibiting any kind of trade on the road.

Stalls will be allotted to those farmers who had been conducting trade in the open market earlier and have registered themselves with the Ambedkar Roadside Vegetable Vendors’ Association. Surplus stalls will later be allotted to other applicants, according to Mnajunath who said that no rent will be charged for the stalls.

A compound wall and an iron gate will also be constructed around the Santhe, for which Rs. 25 lakh will be provided by the KEA itself.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore