Modification: ORR Project likely to be delayed

Modification: ORR Project likely to be delayed

Officials directed to ensure adherence to standards in execution of project

check: MUDA Chairman L Nagendra inspects a construction of a bridge on the Outer Ring Road, in Mysore on Wednesday. MUDA Commissioner Dr C J Betsurmath and others are also seen. DH photoThe MUDA Chairman who accompanied a band of officials from the engineering department asked authorities to ensure that the contractors executed a quality work on the entire stretch of six-lane ORR.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Commissioner Betsurmath said that about 40 per cent work on the ORR was completed so far.

The MUDA has sent revised estimates and DPR for the project which was originally conceived for ` 219 crore.

The revised DPR estimates a spending of ` 239 crore as the project includes the covering of the stretch between  Bannur road junction and Nanjangud Road junction.

“The Government has approved the revised DPR. We hope to complete the work on the ORR as soon as possible. Though, the original deadline for the project was July 2011, the completion of work may take more time due to modifications in the DPR,” he said.

The work has been tendered in four packages and has begun simultaneously which would help the early completion of the project.

Though, the work on the stretch and asphaltation may complete early, the bridges and other miscellaneous works will consume more time, he opined.

MUDA houses

The Chairman and the team of officials also visited the Sharadadevi Nagar apartment complex constructed by the Authority.

To the surprise of the officials, about 100 houses are still vacant the apartment complex, though it was allotted on condition to occupy the houses.

“We are exploring various options to act against the poor maintenance,” the Commissioner said.