Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha yesterday held a preliminary meeting on Mysore-Nanjangud Local Planning Area Master Plan – 2031 with elected representatives and officials of the Planning Division of MUDA on the blue print of the Plan at MUDA premises here.

The meeting, attended by MLAs Vasu, Tanveer Sait, M.K. Somashekar and G.T. Devegowda, MLCs Sandesh Nagaraj, G. Madhusudan, Siddharaju, Marithibbegowda and Narayanaswamy, MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah, officials M. Shivakumar, M. Shashikumar, B.N. Prabhakar, S. Veerabadraiah, K.P. Jayaram and others, apprised the elected representatives on the progress made in the project:

1. The work on the review of the project was taken up as per resolution five of the MUDA meeting held on 30.6.2007 following which a public notification had been issued in accordance with Sec. 13D, revision of the Master Plan as amended during 2005 to the Karnataka Urban and Rural Planning Act 1961.

2. Based on the directions of the Karnataka government (vide letter 34/2008 dated 21.5.2008), the work of preparing a Master Plan on contract basis was awarded to Sai Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, on Aug. 26, 2008 as per which the contractor should have submitted the report to the concerned department and local bodies. The present Local Area Plan, which was prepared in 2009, was sent to the Mysore City Corporation and Nanjangud Municipal Council in 2010 in accordance with Karnataka Government letter 146/CSS2009 dated 14.12.2009.

3. As per the decisions taken at a MUDA meeting on 22.3.2011 in which the proposals and opinions on the local bodies and the departments were considered was sent to the Director of the Department of Urban and Rural Development on 23.4.2011.

4. The opinion given by the Rural and Urban Project Director on 10.6.2011 seeking inclusion of opinions and suggestions given by the local bodies was duly included and sent back to the government which approved the same with certain conditions in its order dated 1.8.2012 and the same was displayed at the premises of the Institution of Engineers-India (IEI) and Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry in city from 9.8.2012 to 21.9.2012 inviting public objections.

5. A seminar on the issue was conducted at Rani Bahadur auditorium on 17th and 18th of October 2012 in which elected representatives, general public and representatives of NGOs participated and were given 45 days to file their objections following which a power point presentation on the project was given at MCC and Nanjangud Municipal Council premises.

6. A report consisting the suggestions made by social organisations, general public, officials of various departments and elected representatives at the MUDA meeting held on 12.3.2013 was sent to the Urban and Rural Planning Director on 6.5.2013 following which the Director in his letter dated 17.6.2013 directed MUDA to forward a proposal to the government after inculcating some suggestions.

7. The government on 5.7.2013 directed MUDA to hold discussions among local bodies following a review meeting chaired by the then Urban Development Minister.

8. A meeting of elected representatives and the Urban Development Minister held in Bangalore on 27.7.2013 opined that the subject could be discussed in detail at the MUDA premises.

9. A meeting to discuss the issue with elected representatives scheduled for 11.9.2013 had been postponed as elected representatives expressed their inability to attend the same.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore