MYSURU: Call it official apathy or sheer neglect. An unattended leakage and the consequent stagnant water in an underground drain on Mysuru Palace premises near Jayamarthanda Gate (Kodi Someshwaraswamy Temple) inconveniences security staff and visitors.
The leakage is occurred due to the overflow of a blocked drain and it has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and eyesore for those who visit the Palace.
“A filthy puddle has been formed by the blocked drain inside the Palace premises. Unbearable stench keeps visitors away and the UGD problem has not been attended to by officials for many days,” residents alleged. An employee of the Palace Board said: “It has become a mosquito breeding ground and we fear it may lead to spread of epidemics. The officials should take measures to solve the problem.”
As the maintenance inside the Palace premises does not come under Mysore City Corporation, the Palace Board has to solve the issue.MCC executive engineer Raju said he had alerted Palace Board officials and suggested them to change the pipeline and connect it to a manhole.
Deputy Director of the Palace Board T S Subramanyam said the collapse of underground drainage pipe led to the leakage. Measures will be taken to replace the pipeline, he added.