Mysuru Master Plan 2031 may be a reality soon

Mysuru Master Plan 2031 may be a reality soon

Govt sets deadline for notifying Comprehensive Development Plan

Chairman of the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) K R Mohan Kumar expressed hope that the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), under the Mysuru Master Plan 2031 that includes Nanjangud, would be notified within 20 days.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, after attending the meeting convened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Monday, he said the CM has directed effecting a few changes to the CDP before notifying it.

Mohan Kumar said a meeting has been scheduled for Thursday to incorporate a few changes and forward the CDP to the government for the process of notification.

“District In-charge Minister V Srinivas Prasad, Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, Secretary for Urban Development (Town Planning) T K Anil Kumar, Director for Town Planning B M Tirukanagoudar, MUDA Commissioner M Mahesh, MLAs M K Somasekhar, Vasu and Tanveer Sait, and myself will attend the meet and finalise the draft of the CDP and forward it to the government for final approval and notification,” he said.

Pointing out that the MLAs have listed out a few flaws in the CDP in the existing form, he said they will be rectified before finalising after discussion on Thursday.

“Since the earlier BJP government could not notify the CDP following its preliminary approval on August 1, 2012, and also inviting public objections and incorporation of changes, based on 620 genuine objections, the present government is mandated to notify it. The High Court, based on a petition, had issued an ultimatum to notify it within eight months, last year itself. The government had sought an extension of four more months. Now, only one and a half months is left to meet the deadline,” Mohan Kumar said.

It has to be recalled that many NGOs and MLAs, in the new Assembly, opposed the CDP and sought to draw a fresh plan since the Siddaramaiah government assumed office. So, the government was contemplating a new CDP. But, the High Court issued the directions based on a petition. Hence, Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar had been asked to study the issue and submit a report. The Advocate General has recommended notification of the CDP as all legal procedures for it has been fulfilled.

R Chandra Prakash, convenor of Mysuru Grahaka Parishat, the organisation advocating a fresh Comprehensive Development Plan  for Mysuru, said the changes should be in the interest of the city and not based on any political or business considerations.

“The existing CDP has no plans to decongest and conserve the central business district. There is no proposal for better connectivity with neighbouring towns. Once the double railway track is ready, the pressure from Bengaluru will shift to Mysuru. Many such practical problems have not been considered in the CDP,” he said.

 

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