CM visits Devaraja Market, talks of protecting the heritage building

CM visits Devaraja Market, talks of protecting the heritage building

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-08-30 17:25 Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday inspected the Devaraja Market, whose northern entrance on Dhanwanthari Road collapsed on Sunday.The CM said the building was very old and had to be protected. “We will discuss the issue with experts soon and take a decision,” Siddaramaiah said. Home Minister G Parameshwara, who visited the spot on Monday morning, said the best option was to demolish the complex completely and rebuilt it. He also ordered audit of all heritage buildings in the city.Watch Video:Ravi Gundu Rao, a conservation architect who also inspected the site, said the MCC had invited experts from National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structures, IIT Madras, to assess the damage and submit a report.The 132-year-old Devaraja market hosts around 721 shops and is the biggest complex in the core city area.