Development projects worth Rs. 1,299 crore were approved yesterday by the State-Level Steering Committee (SLSC) to be submitted to the Centre for implementation under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in city.

Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha told SOM that the proposals were submitted to the State government recently and were approved at the SLSC meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah in Bangalore on Thursday. Some of the projects that the SLSC gave its approval to be submitted as Detailed Project Reports (DPR) are:

KSRTC: For procuring 500 buses at a cost of Rs. 211 crore; for the construction of a regional workshop at Bannimantap at Rs. 34 crore; for setting up a regional workshop in Bannimantap worth Rs. 24 crore; upgradation of KSRTC depots in Bannimantap, Vijayanagar and Kuvempunagar at a cost of Rs. 23.37 crore.

KUWS&DB: For providing underground drainage scheme worth Rs. 408.50 crore; for augmentation of 50 MLD Melapura Water Supply Scheme Phase III to the city from Cauvery river worth Rs. 75.60 crore; strengthening of the existing Hongalli second stage and third stage water supply scheme to Mysore worth Rs. 97.53 crore and improvement of Belagola water supply scheme from river Cauvery as the source at Sethi Katte worth Rs. 91.30 crore.

MUDA: Additional road under-bridge construction — five on Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs. 80.89 cr; construction of grade-separators at four major intersections for speedy, safe and signal-free plying of vehicles on Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs. 199 cr. and proposal for two Sky Walks across Outer Ring Road at Rs. 745.84 crore.

A minimum span of three years’ would be given to implement the projects sanctioned for release by Ministry of Finance after March 2012 to March 2014.

MLAs Tanveer Sait, G.T. Devegowda, M.K. Somashekar and Vasu, who attended the meeting, requested the CM and Urban Development Department to assist Mysore City Corporation (MCC) in depositing their extra share of Rs. 126 crore (10%) to Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The approval for the new DPRs is in addition to the projects taken up in the first phase.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore