Mysuru: The PWD Department has taken up repair works of roads leading towards Chamundi Hills since a month. The road had collapsed in few places during last year owing to heavy rains. The landslide caused closure of road for few days. Now the work has been taken up to prevent any kind of landslide and road damage during next rainy season.
The officials have taken up work at an estimated cost of Rs. 14 lakh in which roads are being concretised and revetments are also done in
possible landslide areas.
During heavy rains at many areas of hills, natural water falls are formed. The officials have constructed culvert already to enable easy water flow. The roads are re-tarred, and in some parts concretised. The workers are curing the construction works through tractor water tanker.
When contacted Public Works Department Assistant Executive Engineer B. Raju said that the State Government sanctioned Rs. 7 lakh for Chamundi Hills Road, Rs. 3 lakh for Uttanalli Road, Rs. 3 lakh for Nandimarga, and Rs. 2 lakh for Konanere road.
However, the devotees are demanding immediate repair of Nandi Statue Road. The road had collapsed during last rainy season, and the officials had repaired it temporarily by using stones. But devotees say that during heavy rains again the road would all likely collapse and urged the State Government to sanction additional funds to take up revetment at Nandi Hills Road.