The chief minister assured that the project would be completed before the end of his tenure
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured that the six-lane carriageway between Bengaluru and Mysuru would be completed by 2018 and the land acquisition for the purpose had already started.
Speaking to mediapersons after inaugurating the 42 km-long Outer Ring Road (ORR) on Thursday, the chief minister said that the travel time between Mysuru and Bengaluru would be cut down by one-and-a-half hours once the highway becomes a six-lane road.
The construction of ORR was taken up under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM). The work on the completion of the road had been delayed for various reasons escalating the project cost. The ORR, with service road, had been open to traffic long back but the formal inauguration took place on Thursday.
Siddaramaiah added that the land acquisition for the widening of Bengaluru-Mysuru National Highway had commenced and the works would be completed before the completion of his tenure.
Commenting on the doubling of the railway track between Bengaluru and Mysuru, Siddaramaiah said the project was completed except for a stretch at Srirangapatna. If this also gets completed, it would bring a huge relief to commuters between Bengaluru and Mysuru as travelling time will come down by a half.
He further said, “I wish Mysuru grows in a planned way because the city has a rich history and is known for its palaces and beauty. I favour planned development of the city.”
By the speed in which Mysuru is expanding; no doubt in the coming years, the ORR may become “Inner Ring Road”, Siddaramaiah said.
The chief minister suggested that the development of road infrastructure ought to be taken up keeping in mind the increasing population along with the increase in the number of vehicles. He said that Rs 50 crore will be sanctioned to the city for the development of inner roads.
The government had released funds for works, including the restoration of century-old Devaraja Market and Lansdowne Building. Funds had also been set aside for the construction of new Deputy Commissioner’s office complex. The construction of the branch of Sri Jayadeva Institute here at a cost of Rs 120 crore is nearing completion. A district hospital had also been announced in the budget, he said. In the next two years, Mysuru will get more from the government for its growth, Siddaramaiah said
Earlier, the chief minister launched three grade separator works at the ORR junctions and inaugurated the Babu Jagjivan Ram Bhavan and Valmiki Bhavan.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurating the 42 km-long Outer Ring Road (ORR) on Thursday. Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake, Revenue and District in-charge Minister V Srinivas Prasad, PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa, Minister for Cooperation H S Mahadeva Prasad, Minister for Social Welfare H Anjaneya, MLAs G T Deve Gowda, Tanveer Sait, MUDA Commissioner M Mahesh, Chairman Mohan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, MCC Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath and others were present.