One more flyover proposed to ease traffic in Mysuru

One more flyover proposed to ease traffic in Mysuru
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One more flyover proposed to ease traffic in Mysuru

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Mysuru is all set to get a flyover near Hotel Royal Inn Junction which witnesses heavy vehicular traffic as most of the tourists from anywhere take this road to visit the heritage city.

Mysuru: Mysuru is all set to get a flyover near Hotel Royal Inn Junction which witnesses heavy vehicular traffic as most of the tourists from anywhere take this road to visit the heritage city. The junction is a meeting point of the ORR and KRS Road. The road also links to many industrial and residential areas like Hebbal, Metagalli and KRS Dam as well as Bengaluru Road.

Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha inspected the stretch along with officials of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Railways and Public Works Department (PWD) recently.

A Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be submitted to the Centre and the State government to construct a flyover from Brigade Apartments, opposite Coastal Garden Hotel, till the District Hospital near Hotel Royal Inn Junction on the KRS Road.

As per the preliminary estimates, the project is likely to cost Rs 41 crore and the NHAI is ready to contribute Rs 10 crore. The rest of the funding will have to be shared by MCC, MUDA, Railways and the PWD. "The project cost might escalate after the preparation of the DPR and the approval is likely to be obtained in the next six to eight months," the MP told reporters.

The railway crossing at this junction also hampers free movement of vehicles moving towards Chamundi Hills, Mysuru Palace and Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. "Also, commuters going to Srirangapatna will use the same road extensively, keeping all these issues in mind, we have planned a flyover which will be a relief for the commuters. The earlier plan was to build a 'grid separator' but it did not come through," the MP explained.

According to reports, the flyover plan was first approved in the 2016-17 Union Budget, but due to technical issues, the project was dropped. Later, South Western Railway (SWR), PWD, MCC and MUDA were supposed to take up the work but it was on hold due to some misunderstanding.

"There was also a proposal for a railway underpass but that was also shelved and now, it has been decided to construct a flyover. The cost of the project was estimated at Rs 41 crore some time back. SWR has released Rs 10.7 crore," Simha said, adding that MCC and MUDA will also have to shell out some money as the Outer Ring Road (ORR) comes under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). "All the issues will be sorted out shortly before we commence the work," the MP said.

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