Mysuru: Krishna Raja Constituency MLA S. A. Ramadas said that the bus shelter on Nanjanagudu Road is designed keeping in mind the significance of Mysuru City’s heritage and not based on any religion.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday November 16, Ramadas said that it is a lie that it was built by a Muslim contractor. Ramdas gave this clarification after Mysuru – Kodagu MP Pratap Simha expressed outrage regarding the design of the shelter.
“Mysuru is a heritage City, and in view of its importance, it has been decided to build bus stands in the style of palaces in different designs in different places of the constituency with a grant of Rs. 10 lakh from the MLA. It is being constructed at the cost and its work is in progress. The bus stand near the JSS College has been designed in the style of a palace. Already 60 per cent of the work has been completed and the work is still in progress, he noted.
MLA Ramadas said that the palace-style bus stand has been misinterpreted and which in fact is a symbol of Mysuru’s heritage. “It has come to my notice that there is a rumour that the design of the shelter is being constructed like a mosque and the contractor is a Muslim who has done the work like a mosque. Therefore, he said that he has written a complaint to the Police Commissioner of Mysuru City and requested him to take appropriate action. Similar types of bus shelters have already been constructed in many places in Mysuru. On the basis of its design bus stand will be constructed at different places in our constituency with different designs, he said.
He added, “The work of the bus stand is being done by the contractor named Mahadev under the name Dant Construction. The letter said that the work is in progress and LED screens also will be installed inside the bus stop to provide useful information to the people about Central Government and the State Government. After the MP made a statement in some media, the news came that the Kalash was installed overnight. In fact, it was installed last week itself. To build a bus stand in the palace model, the design has already been prepared in a manner similar to that in many parts of Mysuru, and if it is found that this design will cause disputes, an expert committee should be formed and the committee will be requested to verify and report.” He also said that we have no objection to making changes in the report of the committee if it is mentioned that it is wrong.
Police has provided security to the bus shelter following the threat by MP Pratap Simha that he would demolish it if authorities do not remove Gumbaz.