Simha bats for IIT in Mysuru, to name after Urs

Seeks support of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

Mysuru and Kodagu MP Prathap Simha said, efforts will be made to established the IIT, sanctioned in the current Union Budget, in Mysuru to mark the centenary of the UoM and also that of the late chief minister D Devaraja Urs and the campus would be named after Urs.

He was addressing a media conference, here, on Tuesday, after listing out the achievements of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, to mark its completion of one year in office. He sought the support of Chief Minister Siddaramiah for the establishment of the IIT in Mysuru.

Pointing at another Budget proposal, he said, Rs 28 crore has been released for the Textile Mega Cluster at Srirampura on the Ring Road in the city, he said, the foundation stone laying ceremony would be held soon after the State government hands over the nine-acre land identified for the purpose.

In view of the long-pending demand for the upgradation of the Mysuru Airport at Mandakalli, the MP said, talks have been held with PWD Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa. The issue has also been brought to the notice of the Chief Minister. The existing highway road, which is also expected to be upgraded, is the main hurdle in the process of development of the airport. If the State government submits a suitable plan, the Centre is keen on its development, he said.

Stating that steps have been taken to shift Tipu’s armory near Srirangapatna Railway Station, he said, the works on the doubling of the Bengaluru-Mysuru track would be complete by December. “The survey on the Mysuru-Kushalnagar railway line is also expected to be completed in a month’s time,” he added.

Making a mention of the ever increasing density of vehicular traffic, Simha said, a proposal will be submitted to upgrade the Bengaluru-Mysuru road to six lanes. “A proposal will also be submitted to convert the Passport Seva Kendra in the city to a Passport Centre,” he added.
Mysuru city president E Maruti Rao Pawar, rural president Hemanth Kumar Gowda and former minister S A Ramdas were present.

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