Finally Madikeri town gets better roads. Private bus-stand to be relocated
It is encouraging to note that the civic infrastructure in Madikeri town has shown marked improvement in the last few months with the authorities, especially the City Municipal Council (CMC), taking a number of steps to improve and beautify the town.
Concreting of several arterial roads had been completed. Asphalting of main and cross roads was on.
In a significant development, the BJP government in Karnataka has finally managed to find a solution to the shifting of the private bus-stand at Madikeri.
The proposal had been hanging fire for many years. At a meeting called by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, it was decided to hand over three acres of land belonging to the University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS) at Madikeri to the CMC for relocating the crowded private bus-stand.
The UAS has already handed over the land to the CMC, in exchange for eight acres of land next to the Agriculture Research Station in Ponnampet to be given to the UAS.
The main problem facing Madikeri town is the shortage of drinking water. Both the government and civic agencies should take up the matter on a priority basis.
It is gladdening to note that the CMC had embarked on a drive to ban use of plastics in Madikeri town.