Road widening: Mayor inspects Irwin Road, convinces traders

Project can take off only if 75% of affected people agree: Ravi Kumar

Mayor M J Ravi Kumar and Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner G Jagadish were successful in convincing five traders to part with their lands for the proposed widening of the Irwin Road in the city on Friday.

Speaking to media, Ravi Kumar said, 85 traders and residents would be affected due to the road widening.

Out of this, 57 have already given approval in writing and have agreed to part with the land at a compensation of Rs 13,177 per sqft, while others are demanding more compensation. The project can be taken up only, if 75% people agree, and the works can be started if another eight to 10 people give their approval.

The road would be widened 9-metres on both the sides, he added.

While a few persons opposed the widening of the road during their visit, a few others told the officials to begin clearing the encroachments and they would take a decision on parting with later.

‘45-crore project’

The Mayor said that the estimated cost of the project is Rs 45 crore and Rs 14 crore has been allocated from Rs 100-crore CM’s special grant.

They would approach the government to sanction the remaining Rs 31 crore. The administration had sent a proposal to the government seeking more funds for the project, he added.

MCC Executive Engineer Nagaraj, Superintending Engineer Suresh Babu and Corporator Rajalakshmi N Shivanna were present.

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