MUDA will spend around Rs. 500 crore to construct the road

The Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has started the process of land acquisition for the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) as stated in the Mysuru Master Plan 2031, to meet the future requirements of the city.

The PRR has been suggested in the revised Master Plan, which was notified earlier this year, and justified on the grounds that it is necessary to divert traffic not meant to enter Mysuru by providing with a bypass.

“The existing Outer Ring Road is already functioning to perform this role on the western side of the city and to a certain extent on the eastern part also. However, in view of the growth of the city beyond the Outer Ring Road, there is need to think about the peripheral road links, which will perform this function,” says the master plan document.

MUDA Chairman K.R. Mohan Kumar told The Hindu that private layouts have started proliferating along the alignment of the PRR and hence the authority was clearing the plan only after ensuring that the CA sites along the alignment are set aside for the proposed PRR.

The proposed PRR will be located a distance of about 3.75 km from the existing ORR and will have a circumference of nearly 60 km as against 42 km length of the ORR.

“This will cost the MUDA around Rs. 500 crore and will be a six-lane road including 2 service lanes,” said Mr. Mohan Kumar.

The master plan document states that an analysis of the existing urban transportation in Mysuru reveals that the city and the rural hinterland in the local planning area jurisdiction are networked by roads which also link tourist destinations such as Srirangapattana, KRS, Nanjangud and other peri-urban areas and rural parts of LPA and they need to be upgraded.

The proposed PRR around the city will be of 45m width and it will be suitably aligned in the outskirts of the local planning area along some of the existing rural road network, acording to the master plan.

“The existing ORR is already getting congested due to heavy traffic and with the projected growth of the city it is imperative to prepare the grounds for the PRR,” said the MUDA chairman.