Mysuru: Advocating that Mysuru City needs greater Mysuru concept considering that the population is growing by leaps and bounds, MP Pratap Simha said it would help better and faster connectivity between all residential areas.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Sunday April 24 , Simha said that 30 lakh population is one of the main criteria for monorail or metro rail project and Mysuru needs one such project in order to meet the ever increasing demand of public commute.
Pointing out that preparations are underway for bringing all local bodies under the gambit of Greater Mysuru and construction of a Peripheral Ring Road that provides better connectivity between all localities, he sought total public cooperation for Greater Mysuru concept.
Referring to the ongoing Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-Lane Highway, Simha reiterated that the Highway will be ready by Dasara this year. He revealed that the project cost rose by Rs.1,100 Crore due to nine additional works for which 48 hectares of additional land was needed to be acquired from Kengeri to Mysuru.
“It will now cost over Rs. 9,000 Crore as against Rs. 8,000 Crore. The nine additional works are merging of Access-Control Highway on both Bengaluru and Mysuru side with NH – 150A/Ring Road at Manipal Hospital Junction (formerly Columbia Asia), Island rest area including helipad, entry and exit , bus bays with shelters along service roads, construction of 18 foot over bridges, installation of metal beam crash barrier for medians, protection works to structures and deep cutting locations and service road continuity.
On the progress of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) works, Simha said that the works are being expedited. Maintaining that the MLAs had expressed reservations about the project in the beginning, Simha said that he has successfully convinced all of them about the benefits and advantages of the project. Noting that the MCC too is co-operating for the execution of works, he said that the PNG project will be extended to Nanjangudu, Hunsuru and Periyapattana as well in the coming days.