Bangalore, 23rd May 2014: Mandya localites along with a few farmers protested near Mandya circle against Government’s decision to make Mysore – Bangalore highway as a 6-lane express way.The protesters led by Yogananda Patel and Mari Gowda, Gram Panchayath member, Tooganakere submitted the memorandum to the District commissioner of Mandya. Yogananda Patel also submitted the memorandum to MLA Mr. Ambareesh, PWD Minister, Mr. H.C Mahadevappa and MP Mr. C.S Puttaraju in Zilla Panchayath Office.
The main topic of the memorandum was about the State Government acquiring land for road broadening of Bangalore – Mysore highway. The memorandum said that there has already been land acquisition for the construction of the Bangalore – Mysore infrastructure corridor by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE) Ltd. The Making of 6-lane by the State Government would mean acquiring new land. It would also mean levy of toll on the uses of the 6-lane.
The memorandum proposed that if toll has to be anyway borne by commuters the proposed 111-km NICE road itself can be used instead of the new one proposed by the State Government.