MUDA presents Rs 2.66 crore surplus budget for 2019-20

MUDA presents Rs 2.66 crore surplus budget for 2019-20

Deputy Commissioner, also Mysuru Urban Developoment Authority (MUDA) Chairman, Abhiram G Sankar presents the 2019-20 budget copy to dignitaries, during the budget session at MUDA office in Mysuru on Saturday. MLCs R Dharmasena, Sandesh Nagaraju, K T Srika

Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has set a target to garner a revenue of Rs 405.87 crore against the expenditure outlay for Rs 403.20 crore, a surplus of Rs 2.66 crore, in the budget presented for the year 2019-20.

MUDA Commissioner P S Kantharaju, on Saturday, presented the budget at MUDA office, here. According to the Commissioner, the budget has given priority to developing new layouts, group houses, development of government schools, commercial complexes, hi-tech burial grounds, the establishment of drinking water units, among others.

The MUDA has plans to generate the revenue by collecting pending installment amounts of HUDCO houses, civic amenity sites, auctioning of corner sites, distribution of sites, self-housing schemes, auction of individual houses, etc. MUDA has targeted to raise Rs 1.8 crore from HUDCO houses, Rs 200 crore by auctioning corner sites, and Rs 3.10 crore through the collection of the pending amount under the self-housing scheme.

The Commissioner informed, as many as 26,147 sites at different layouts developed by the MUDA are physically vacant and 9,508 sites are not being allotted to any individual. The MUDA has paid a registration fee of Rs 9.30 lakh at the office of sub-registrar, he said.

Besides, the government has approved to develop residential layouts at Ballahalli on 484.24 acres of land. As many as 6,155 sites, measuring different dimensions, will be developed, he said, adding that MUDA has earmarked Rs 25 crore for the layout development.

5 new layouts planned

MUDA has planned to develop five other layouts at Lal Bahadur Shastri Nagar second stage, Shanthaveri Gopal Gowda Nagar second stage, Swarna Jayanti Nagar, Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Nagar and Lalithadri Nagar second stage. The authorities have earmarked Rs 5 crore in the first phase.

In addition, MUDA has proposed to develop an Outer Ring Road, five kilometers away from the existing ring road. The road measures 105 km and 49 km of it would come under MUDA. The authority has earmarked Rs 1 crore to take up works, such as survey during 2019-20.

MUDA has earmarked Rs 3 crore to develop hi-tech burial grounds in Chamaraja, Krishnaraja and Narasimharaja Assembly segments. In addition, two commercial complexes – near Mangalya Sangam Kalyanmantap at Dattagalli and at Vijayanagar Second Stage, near Ring Road – have been planned under public private partnership (PPP).

Kantharaj said, “In the year 2018-19, MUDA had projected a revenue of Rs 331.62 crore and the authorities have collected Rs 213.65 crore from April, 2018. Similarly, Rs 310.42 crore has been invested on various projects in 2018-19.”

MLC K T Srikantegowda said that the budget is good and the authorities should concentrate on implementing the proposed projects.

Deputy Commissioner, also MUDA Chairman, Abhiram G Sankar, MLCs R Dharmasena, Marithibbegowda and Sandesh Nagaraju, city police Commissioner K T Balakrishna and Mysuru City Corporation Commissioner Shilpa Nag were present.