MG Road’s Cauvery Emporium was supposed to be relocated within 8 months of its proposal. Now it’s 3 years later, and we still don’t have a new spot.
Story so far: Back in 2019, the city’s landmark handicraft shopping centre said that they would be moving to a different spot on MG Road itself. The deadline given was 8 months. 3 years later, the four-storey building meant for the emporium is yet to be completed.
- The Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (KSHDCL) said that the construction will be completed in the next 6 to 8 months.
- Initially, the project was given to Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KRIDL), but due to the delay, it was handed over to the KSHDCL.
What happened: Well, we don’t know. According to the KSHDCL, the KRIDL didn’t give them any explanation for the delay. Thus, the new contract includes a penalty clause to ensure that the construction work ends on time.
Back to business: After all the downward trends caused by the pandemic, business has been picking up at the emporium with new products getting launched fairly often.