MUDA to distribute 3,099 sites in February

The authority proposes to develop 15,000 more plots in six layouts

If you are among the site aspirants waiting for the dream plot from Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) then your wait may soon be nearing an end.

MUDA chairman L Nagendra, commissioner C G Betsurmath and superintending engineer Shivakumar inspect a blueprint, during inspection in Mysore on Friday.DH PhotoMUDA chairman L Nagendra on Friday announced that the eligible beneficiaries will be allotted 3,099 sites in R T Nagar, Lalithadripura (west) and Chamalapura (Nanjangud) in the month of February.

A total of 1,32, 249 applications were distributed and 82,748 duly filled in forms were received for this sites. Work on computerising the applications is underway and the process of allotting sites will also be completed soon. Barring the allottees, the remaining applicants will be refunded the advance amount (EMD), the chairman said.

Among the beneficiaries are three freedom fighters T Puttanna, H Jaware Gowda and Amruthamma and 256 special task force (STF) personnel ranging from officers to lower cadres who had participated in the operation against slain forest brigand Veerappan.

On Ashamandira Housing Scheme, he said a total of 1,840 beneficiaries have been given time till January 31 to pay the remaining installment. Already 1,141 applicants have paid the due amount to the tune of Rs 9.26 crore. The houses under the scheme have been constructed with financial assistance from HUDCO at Bogadi, Hebbal, Kyatamaranahalli and Devanur.

In what would alleviate the woes of remaining site aspirants, the authority intends to develop  a total of 15,000 sites in six new layouts. A proposal in this regard has been submitted to the government. While on the other hand land acquisition process is on.

According to an estimate, it requires  1,500 acres of land and will be acquired in the ratio of 40:60. In Ballahalli village, about 350 to 400 acres of land have been marked in different survey numbers. Of them, the owners of 84 acres of lands have agreed.

Stadium in Feb

A stadium being constructed at Vijayanagar first stage is nearing completion. The facility has been created at an estimated cost of Rs four crore on 11 acres of land. That apart, an hi-tech crematorium at third phase, fourth stage of Vijayanagar is being upgraded and is expected to be dedicated in February. It has also been decided to increase the seating capacity at Torchlight Parade Grounds in Bannimantap to 30,000 from the existing 22,000. MUDA commissioner C G Betsurmath was present at the press meet. 

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