Works on grade separators soon: MUDA Commissioner

Works on grade separators soon: MUDA Commissioner

In a bid to ease traffic woes at four entry points to Mysuru from the Outer Ring Road (ORR), Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA), will soon take up works on four grade separators.

The grade separators taken up under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), which are expected to streamline the flow of traffic towards the city, will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 59.4 crore.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, MUDA Commissioner, S Palaiah said that the first installment of funds for the project, Rs 14 crore had already been sanctioned by the Centre. Tender for the works will be invited within the week, he said. While 80 per cent of the project cost will be sanctioned by the Centre, remaining cost will have to be shared by the State government and MUDA.

The separators will come up at Mysuru-Bengaluru road ORR junction; Mysuru-KRS road ORR junction, Mysuru-Hunsur road ORR junction; and Mysuru-Nanjangud road near JSS College junction, Palaiah said.

MUDA, during the budget presented earlier this year, had sought Rs 66.62 crore for grade separator works. “However, the government has approved Rs 59.4 crore, after deducting some of the funds sought in the Detailed Project Report,” he said.
No shortage of funds

Responding to questions, Palaiah said that there was no dearth of funds under JnNURM to take up works in Mysuru city limits. “Even though there were allegations that funds have been returned, it is far from the truth,” he said.

It can be recalled that former MP A H Vishwanath had recently alleged that developmental activities in Mysuru city had taken a hit, as “funds sanctioned under JnNURM have been withdrawn by the Centre”.
DH News Service