NHAI takes over 37.22 km of ORR for development works

NHAI takes over 37.22 km of ORR for development works

Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), which has developed the 41.535 km Outer Ring Road (ORR), handed over part of the road to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

PWD and District in-charge Minister H C Mahadevappa, in the presence of MP Pratap Simha and MUDA Chairman D Dhruvakumar, handed over the documents to NHAI Executive Engineer Shivram on Friday.

Of the 41.535 km, a total of 37.22 km stretch was handed over to NHAI while the remaining 4.315 km stretch near Srirampur, is still with MUDA. It will be handed over to NHAI only after obtaining prior approval from the Union government, Mahadevappa said.

He said the ORR, which was developed at a cost of Rs 332 crore, connects national highways at six points. As MUDA lacks the financial resources, the stretch was handed over to the NHAI for further development works. The road was also accorded National Highway (NH) status by the Union government, the minister said.

NHAI will take up development of the nine-km stretch on the OOR, between a junction at Hinkal village and Columbia Asia Hospital junction, at a cost of Rs 82 crore and the stretch will be considered NH 275 bypass. In addition, a 18.9 km stretch on OOR between Columbia Asia Hospital junction and Nanjangud Road junction near APMC Yard, will also be developed at a cost of Rs 95 crore and will be considered as bypass of NH 150 A, he said.

The Union government has approved to take over the 91-km stretch of Mysuru-Jayapura-H D Kote-Bavali-Manantavadi-Kalpetta road.

The minister said that the state Cabinet has approved Rs 117 crore for the development of 30 roads, including laying of grade separator roads in Mysuru city. Earlier, the state had 4,460 km of national highway and now it has been increased to 12,000 km. After the Congress party came to power, 40,000 km, including State Highways have been developed, he said.

MP Pratap Simha said that Rs 177 crore is required to remove accident spots on the road and Rs 117 crore is required per annum to maintain the ORR. He said measures will be taken to plant 5,000 saplings on either side of the road.
DH News Service