MCC on verge of Greater Mysore

A total of 41 villages to come under BMCC limits

The coming year sounds good for city, with the process of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) assuming the shape of Bruhat Mysore Mahanagara Palike (BMMP) — Greater MCC — getting a push. The much awaited proposal is most likely to get a nod, in the very next council meeting.

If okayed, the MCC will become greater like Bangalore. The boundary of local body put at current 128 square km will definitely exceed with inclusion of 41 villages coming under 16 gram panchayats into the city corporation limits.

The boundary of MCC was earlier fixed on October 18, 1995, according to Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act 1976. Even after 15 years of drawing the boundary, the city is growing by leaps and bounds, forcing the civic body to attend to the needs of localities situated near its boundary. The irony is, though the corporation is not generating any revenue for the services offered, it is catering to them for being near to contour. Likewise, such localities are also listed and will be handed over to the civic body.

In all, the MCC would require Rs 823 crore to create or improve various facilities like drinking water, road, sanitation, street lights, besides man power. Of the 41 villages identified, 11 have already become a part of MCC with the latter providing drinking water facilities.

They are: Chamundi Hill, Kesare, Kurubarahalli, Hebbal, Dattagalli, Hebbal, Alanahalli, Srirampura, Metagalli, Rammanahalli, Hootagalli and Hinkal.  In the remaining villages too, it would not be a problem with water already being supplied through mini water projects. MCC will have to to continue it, spending on its maintenance. Barring those villages, where Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has constructed underground drainages, the work has to be taken up at other places.

According to an estimate, the remaining 30 villages situated 10 km away from the central business district (CBD) may double the existing population by 2041, increasing the demand for drinking water from existing 180 million litres per day (MLD) to 614 MLD. According to Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board (KUWSSB), the demand for water will be 832 MLD by 2061.

The inclusion of all 41 villages will add 402 km of roads to corporation calling for their development at places. Among them, 103 km of roads are in a pathetic state and needs asphaltation. In some cases, roads have to be reasphalted. According to an estimate by PWD, developing every one km (12 feet wide) of road will cost Rs 25 lakh.

Hygiene will also be an issue to be addressed, and it will cost Rs 9 crore annually, besides creating a permanent facility at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

A total of 8,000 street lights will also come under MCC, adding to the existing 58,128 lamps. MCC is spending Rs 2 crore towards maintenance. It would have to install another 4,000 lamps in villages to be included, calling for an investment of Rs 10 crore.

Most importantly, man power is an issue to be dealt with and a total of 100 workers, already working in different GPs, will become employees of MCC. Rs 3 crore per annum towards their salary, perks and other benefits would be required.
DH News Service

List of villages

1 Hinkal (755 hectares),
2.Hootagalli (344 h)
3 Kergalli (817.69 h)
4 Shyadanahalli (353.50)
5 Bogadi (785 h)
6 Mantikyatanahalli (384.38)
7 Bandipalya (250.77)
8 Yandalli (336.61)
9 Lalitadripura (413.24)
10 Hanchya (961.08)
11 Rammanahalli (576.53)
12 Metagalli (330.36)
13 Srirampura (586.63)
14 Belavaththa (630.00)
15 Alanahalli (405.00)
16 Nadanahalli (254.05)
17 Dattagalli (509.00)
18 Hebbal (1224.69)
19 Chamundi Hill (573.27)
20 Lingambudi (337.48)
21 Kesare (998.14)
22 Madagalli (334.72)
23 Koorgalli (688.92)
24 S Uttanahalli (581.61)
25 Belavadi (719.15)
26 Satagalli (967.53)
27 Mandakalli (835.34)
28 Hosahundi (213.43)
29 Chikkahalli (268.03)
30 Choranahalli (226.11)
31 Basavanahalli (441.39)
32 Gudumadanahalli (179.71)
33 Haalalu (223.17)
34 Gohalli (148.71)
35 Yadahalli (297.70)
36 Chowdahalli (263.14)
37 Bhugatahalli (403.39)
38 Gorur (364.55)
39 Kuppalur (176.44)
40 Mysore rural (58.81)
41 Kurubarahalli (640.08)

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