Mysuru: Mayor B L Bhyrappa, said on Wednesday that the 126-year-old Devaraja Market Building is not a heritage building and people unnecessarily claim it to be one.
Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, when a question was raised on how multilevel parking can be constructed instead of coming out with the same design while reconstructing the Devaraja Building, Bhyrappa said, “People unnecessarily claim Devaraja Market building to be a heritage building, but in reality it is not. During the proposed reconstruction of Devaraja Market building, we are also planning to construct a multilevel parking facility. The traders who have set up shops will be provided alternate place after bringing it to the notice of the district administration. The only place which is near to these traders is JK Ground”.
He also mentioned that lot of plastic was used during the eleven day dasara festival. “Corporation has banned plastic below 40 mircons, but still going by ground reality many shops have been found using the same. During the eleven day dasara festival, lots of plastic, which are banned in the city were used by the public polluting the city. Apart from plastic across the city, more such plastic was found at Chamundi Hills. To take stringent action against those shop owners, we are having talks with legal experts whether there is provision to file criminal case against such violators.
Bhyrappa also mentioned that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be laying foundation stone for the construction of Construction and Demolition Waste centre at Rayanna Kere or Kesare. The corporation will identify four centres in city; the debris should be thrown only at these places. If people are found throwing debris according to their whims and fancy they will be fined to the tune of Rs 5000.