Govt wants to expedite work on much-delayed project
With the recent budget announcement by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on the setting up of the Film City in Mysuru, Department of Information and Public Relations Commissioner, IPS officer Dr PS Harsha, inspected the project site on Saturday.
His visit reportedly follows a direction from the CM that the ground-breaking ceremony should be conducted this month. He was asked to visit the spot and ensure that all preparations are under way.
Sources said the land situated at Himmavu in Nanjangud Taluk of Mysuru belongs to KIADB and all the paper work to hand over the land to DIPR has been completed. It is learnt that the final preparations will be made after a meeting with the Chief Minister scheduled on April 7.
Tale of shifting sites
Earlier, the Film City project was earmarked in Bengaluru but due to the non-availability of land the project was shifted back to Mysuru.
In fact, it was the then Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who had announced the setting up of a Film City in Mysuru in 2017. After HD Kumaraswamy became CM in 2018, the project was shifted to his home turf of Ramanagara. Subsequently, the project was meant to come up at the Devika Rani-Roerich Estate at Tataguni in Bengaluru, but after a backlash from environmentalists the project returned to Mysuru after Yediyurappa took over as Chief Minister.