Mysuru, January 2:- Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha on Saturday (January 2) visited KRS Road in the city to inspect the proposed flyover from Brigade Apartment to Royal Inn Hotel.
Talking to reporters later, he said, “The flyover is being constructed for the benefit of the public and tourists. The railway crossing at this junction hampers free movement of vehicles going to Chamundi Hills, Mysuru Palace and Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. People going to Srirangapattana also use this road extensively and keeping all these issues in mind, we have planned a flyover. The earlier plan was to build a ‘grid separator’ but it did not come through.”
He said, “In the 2016-17 Union Budget, the Centre had okayed the over bridge plan but due to technical issues, it was dropped. South Western Railway (SWR), Public Works Department (PWD), Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) were supposed to take up the work but there was some misunderstanding. There was also a plan for a railway underpass but that was also shelved and now, it has been decided to construct a flyover.”
Simha added, ”The cost of the project was estimated at Rs 41 crore some time back. SWR has released Rs 10.7 crore. MCC and MUDA will also have to shell out some money. Now that the Outer Ring Road (ORR) has come under the National Highway Authority (NHA), it will have to contribute more. All the issues will be sorted out shortly before we commence the work.”
National Highway Authority’s Jagadish, South Western Railways’ Sathyanarayan, MCC councillors Subbaiah and Shivakumar, MCC officials and others were present. (MR/KS)