DC asks all departments to complete work on exhibition stalls before Sept 20

Sep 7, 2017

Mysuru: Although there’s less than a fortnight to go for the Dasara celebrations in the city, the stalls for the annual exhibition are yet to be set up. Urging the departments concerned to expedite the process, deputy commissioner D Randeepreprimanded the officials, asking them to ensure completion of work by September 20.

“Owing to the delay by the zilla panchayat (ZP) in setting up the stalls, the process has taken this long. Those interested can set up stalls and participate in the exhibition,” Randeep said.

Upbraiding the officials for not starting work on the stalls that were reserved, he added, “We should begin work on September 7, and complete it by the 20th. Departments that have reserved stalls need to begin work. Failing to complete work before the deadline will see these departments being allotted stalls elsewhere.”

While the agriculture, sericulture, irrigation departments are likely to commence work on the stalls soon, while Ambedkar and Devaraja corporations have already commenced work on their stalls. “The handicraft department has been allotted ample space to display its wares, as always. Nearly 90% of the work is likely to be completed by September 20,” said the DC after an inspection.

Also present were Exhibition authority CEO Shashikumar, Agriculture department joint director Soma Sundar, health department officer Prakash and officials from Women and child welfare department and sericulture department.

Subway near palace a hub for nefarious activities

The subway adjacent to Mysuru Palace near the Dasara exhibition grounds has turned into a den for illegal activities. The subway, which was constructed to help the pedestrians to cross to the exhibition side from the palace side has turned into a garbage dump littered with alcohol bottles, human excreta, garbage and condom. The unbearable stench makes it impossible for the pedestrians to use it.