Hunsur Road stretch near Kukkarahalli Lake to reopen for vehicular movement

Dec 21, 2017

Mysuru: Work on the construction of the stormwater drain (SWD) between Kukkarahalli Lake and Paduvarahalli nearing completion, regular vehicular movement is set to resume on the stretch of Hunsur Road near the waterbody after almost two months. Commuters will be able to use the road from Friday.
Engineers from Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) said, “The work on the SWD will be completed in two days’ time, and the road will be opened for vehicular movement around the same period.”Deputy commissioner D Randeep, who inspected the SWD at Kukkarahalli Lake on Wednesday, was briefed about the development.

Randeep also undertook inspection of the UGD that runs from Adi Pampa Road to Bogadi Road. The drain, work on which was completed last year two years after work began on the same, connects Bogadi Road and Adi Pampa Road. The project was taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore. MCC undertook work to plug the flow of sewage from the drain after Randeep noticed it flowing into the lake near the magic box two days ago. Once he noticed the problem, he urged the authorities concerned to ensure the problem was fixed.

Officers subsequently inspected the UGD, and found sewage water entering the manhole near Paduvarahalli, and flowing into the lake.

Randeep said, “The flow of sewage water has reduced, and it will be stopped entirely in the next two days.”

The DC added that officials from the department of environment and ecology would test the water to ensure it was not contaminated. “Since the lake is an eco-sensitive zone, and a habitat for various birds, the water will be tested,” he said.

MCC development officer BR Nalina, superintendent engineer Baskar and environmentalists were present.