Mysuru, June 3:- The widening work of Henry Irwin Road in the heart of the city, which was stalled due to lockdown, has now restarted. Beginning today (June 3), the road will be closed for vehicles for three months.
Rs 46.2 crore will be dedicated for the road work. The road will be widened for a distance of 1.6 km from KSRTC Suburban Bus Sation to the Mysuru Railway Station. Out of 86 buildings, 83 have been razed. Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has already provided compensation to the building owners.
All the buses which were going via Nehru Circle, Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital are now going through Pulakeshi Road and New Sayyaji Rao Road here.
Three JCB excavators have partially demolished City Central Library (CCL) building and two private buildings.
The road has been named after Henry Irwin, an English architect who designed the Mysuru Palace and was constructed from 1897 to 1912. (MR/KS)