CM launches works worth Rs 196 crore in city

CM launches works worth Rs 196 crore in city

Mysuru being developed with a foresight of fifty years, says CM

CM launches works worth Rs 196 crore in city

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lunched development works to the tune of Rs 196.09 crore, here on Saturday.

Of the funds allotted, Rs 45 crore will be spent for the construction of the Maharani’s Commerce and Management College, while Rs 33.6 crore has been set aside for the construction of the college hostel.

Apart from the two works, Rs 50 crore has been allotted for the concretisation of roads between Ramaswamy Circle and Millenium Circle, where the famed Jamboo Savari procession is held.

Works launched also includes, installation of a statue Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar to Hardinge Circle (which will soon be named after Jayachamarajendra) at the cost of Rs five crore, development and renovation works at Lansdowne building worth Rs six crore and development of Devaraja Market at the cost of Rs nine crore.

Of the works, projects worth Rs 147.1 crore are being taken up by the Public Works Department, while Mysore City Corporation will take up works worth 48.99 crore.

Speaking at the programme held to launch the works, Siddaramaiah said that the State government was planning of developing Mysuru, with a foresight of fifty years. “When works, such as roads, UGD and development of new layouts are taken up, plans should be formulated in such a manner that they suit the requirements for the next fifty years,” he said.

He said that attempts should be made towards providing a structure for the city and should not allow it to develop haphazardly like Bengaluru. “MCC and MUDA officials should plan all works along these lines,” he added.

On the construction of new buildings for Maharani’s College, he said that there were more than 10,000 students studying at the College. The number of students showed that expansion of the college was necessary.

A 35-year-old dispute between residents of Paduvarahalli and MUDA had to be sorted out before launching works, he said.

During the programme, Siddaramaiah promised to sanction a Government Engineering College to the city from the next academic year, following demands made by Narasimharaja MLA. Specially abled persons were also distributed various benefits during the programme.
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