Mysuru: As the roads get wider to accommodate growing vehicle density, the casualty is footpath. Amid this, there are roads where footpaths are well laid, but lack maintenance.
The case in point is a stretch of footpath on the road between Kukkarahalli Lake and Kalamandira junction. It’s a wide road that gets its timely coat of asphalt, but footpaths are ignored.
Unfortunately, it’s also a case of uneven pedestrian path as on the left side from Kukkarahalli lake side it’s quite small in width when compared to the right side, beside the railway track.
The problem is with the weeds and shrubs that occupy the space meant for walkers and the pedestrians are forced to take roads.
As Kukkarahalli Lake and Kalamandira attracts people from far and wide it remains a busy junction throughout the year. As Rangayana the state’s only repertory is in the premises of Kalamandira, the number of people taking the same road doubles at times.
Though a part of the road will be converted into temporary parking lot to accommodate excess number of vehicles, only after the parking lot within the precincts of Kalamandira is fully occupied, the pedestrians demand still go unnoticed.
And, all it takes for the officials concerned to act is a tragedy, as we have been experiencing all these years. Hope, they open their eyes to such blind spots before something happens.
- Team Mysoorunews