After Bangalore, Mysore is among the top cities in the State which is growing at a rapid speed. There is a need to design developmental projects keeping in the mind the population for the next 20 years, said Mysore Grahakara Praishat (MGP) President Chandraprakash.

He was speaking on the topic ‘Greater Mysore Plan -2013’ at a seminar jointly organised by MGP and Rotary Mysore Midtown at Rotary School auditorium in city yesterday.

"Unfortunately, emphasis is not being given to provide the necessary infrastructure in the Greater Mysore Plan. State Government and District Administration have to come forward with a vision for Mysore city for the next 20 years failing which the city will be facing a lot of problems. This apart there is an increase in number of malls and hotels in city where parking of vehicles is the biggest issue. We are witnessing vehicles being parked on the road on weekends that is causing traffic congestion," said Chandraprakash.

"There is a need to come out with new ideas and projects to ease out problems related to parking and roads. It is also important to reserve lands for metro trains while constructing new roads in and around city to avoid problems faced in Bangalore while implementing the project," he added.

He also suggested that Mysore should be divided into four zones. Zone A should consist of Heritage buildings in the city and measures should be taken to conserve and preserve the structures. Zone B should consist of places with high density of population and provide adequate space for movement of vehicles. Zone C should have a Green Park for every kilometre to provide good environment for people to walk on the streets. Works on development of Ring Road, City and others should be taken up under Zone D.

The layouts being developed on the city outskirts should be declared as satellite towns.

People from rural areas are migrating to city in search of employment. It is important for the authorities to come out with permanent projects based on education and employment. There is also a need for starting up of new hospitals, education institutions with all basic facilities, suggested MGP President.

He also suggested that garages located in the city be shifted to outskirts. Public can give their suggestions with regard to ‘Greater Mysore Plan-2013’ by visiting the ‘Safe Mysore’ web portal, he added.

Rotary Mysore Midtown President Manohar, Asst. Governor Dr. Dinesh, Secretary Banu Chandra and Dr. K. Prahalad were present on the occasion.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore