Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Sep 25: Main circles of the city have been developed and given a facelift and a new look with funds made available for the works under the Smart City project in association with Mangaluru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and Mangalore City Corporation (MCC).
Work on the Mangaladevi Circle and Ladyhill Circle is progressing at a brisk pace and on a war footing and they will be inaugurated during the Dasara festival.
Ladyhill circle which is being renamed as Narayana Guru circle is being built in the shape of a flower at a cost of Rs 48 lac. Six fountains will appear in three directions around the circle. In one direction steps are being built to garland the statue of Narayana Guru, according to the information given by Ravishankar Mizaru, immediate past president of MUDA.
Engineer K Prakash says, “Railing is also being put up around the circle for safety. Plantation that is suitable for weather of the city will also be done. A five feet tall mantap and a four feet tall statue of Narayana Guru will be installed in the middle of the circle. Lighting arrangement in accordance with beauty of fountains will also be made.”
Meanwhile, Mangaladevi Circle is being renovated at a cost of Rs 40 lac under a grant from Union Bank of India. This circle will have a lion, which is popular as the vehicle of goddess Mangaladevi and water will flow from the mouth of lions erected in three directions. A light flame will be installed in the middle. Plantation and light in the form of diyas will also be installed.
Former mayor Premanand Shetty said that Narayana Guru circle is build under the grant of MUDA and Mangaladevi circle with the active participation of Union Bank of India.