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MUDA may allocate fund for completing ring road

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Source : The Hindu Date : 15.06.2009

MUDA may allocate fund for completing ring road

Staff Correspondent

Work on 9-km stretch has been stalled for many years

 


‘Centre has approved allocation of Rs. 219 cr. for widening the ring road into six-lane’

The 9-km stretch connects Mysore-Nanjangud Road and Bannur Road


MYSORE: Work on 9-km stretch of outer ring road (ORR) between Mysore-Nanjangud Road and Bannur Road has been stalled for many years for want of funds.

With the Union Government turning down Mysore Urban Development Authority’s (MUDA) proposal seeking Rs. 90 crore under Jawaharlal National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for completing work on the stretch, the MUDA is planning to allocate funds for it in its budget to be presented on Monday.

“We will construct the stretch as two-lane instead of four-lane and it is expected to cost Rs. 40 crore,” MUDA Commissioner P.C. Jayanna told The Hindu here on Sunday.

“Since it is difficult to get Rs. 90 crore for completing work on the ring road, we will construct the stretch as two-lane as the cost will be borne by MUDA alone,” Mr. Jayanna said

The Commissioner disclosed that the Union Government had approved allocation of Rs. 219 crore under the JNNURM for widening the ring road into six-lane.

Tenders would be invited soon for widening the 32.5-km long ring road into six-lane, he added.

The ring road stretch between K.R.S. Road and Mysore-Hunsur Road is two-lane and rest of it is four-lane. The need to widen the ring road has become necessary in view of a large number of vehicles entering the city from Bangalore.

“A survey conducted in 2008 showed that nearly 8,000 PCU (passenger car units) enter the city every day from the Mysore-Bangalore highway. This number is expected to increase in future. During the Dasara last year, the number of vehicles entering the city saw a three-fold increase. There will be a lot of pressure on the city roads if the ring road is not upgraded soon,” according to official sources.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2009 06:55
 

Samiti delegation for Delhi to press for amendment to Article 371

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Source : The Hindu Date : 15.06.2009

Samiti delegation for Delhi to press for amendment to Article 371

Special Correspondent


Bheemanna Khandre elected honorary president

Team to meet Union Ministers, MPs from the State


GULBARGA: The Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti on Sunday decided to lead a delegation of the leaders of the region to New Delhi during the next Parliament session to renew its demand for amendment of Article 371 of the Constitution to provide special reservation for the people of the region in employment and educational opportunities.

The executive committee meeting of the samiti, in which its representatives from Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur and Koppal districts participated, decided to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Union Ministers from Karnataka, and MPs from the State to plead for the early amendment of the Article 371.

Samiti president Vaijnath Patil told presspersons that the meeting unanimously elected senior leader of the region and freedom fighter Bheemanna Khandre as the honorary president of the samiti in place of the late Vishwanath Reddy Mudnal.

Mr. Patil said the meeting decided to meet Union Labour Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge and the former Chief Minister and Bidar MP N. Dharam Singh in Gulbarga during their visit to the city on June 20 and present a memorandum seeking their personal intervention in the matter and persuade the Union Government to concede the demand for amendment of Article 371.

He said that the samiti would meet Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa during his visit to the city on June 19 to participate in the Vikasa Sankalpa Utsava and submit a memorandum.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2009 06:34
 

Samiti team for Delhi to seek amendment to Article 371

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Source : The Hindu Date : 15.06.2009

Samiti team for Delhi to seek amendment to Article 371

Special Correspondent

GULBARGA: The Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti on Sunday decided to lead a delegation of the leaders of the region to New Delhi during the next Parliament session to renew its demand for amendment of Article 371 of the Constitution to provide special reservation for the people of the region in employment and educational opportunities.

The executive committee meeting of the samiti, in which its representatives from Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur and Koppal districts participated, decided to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Union Ministers from Karnataka, and MPs from the State to plead for the early amendment of the Article 371.

Samiti president and former Minister Vaijnath Patil told presspersons that the meeting unanimously elected senior leader of the region and freedom fighter Bheemanna Khandre as the honorary president of the samiti in place of the late Vishwanath Reddy Mudnal.

Memorandum

Mr. Patil said the meeting decided to meet Union Labour Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge and the former Chief Minister and Bidar MP N. Dharam Singh in Gulbarga during their visit to the city on June 20 and present a memorandum seeking their personal intervention in the matter and persuade the Union Government to concede the demand for amendment of Article 371.

He said that the samiti would meet Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa during his visit to the city on June 19 to participate in the Vikas Sankalp Yatra and present a memorandum seeking his intervention to bring pressure on the Union Government on the issue.

‘We are confident’

Mr. Patil said: “We are confident that the UPA Government at the Centre will amend Article 371 before November 1 this year and fulfil the long-pending demand of the region”.

During the election tour in Gulbarga, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi had broached on the subject and promised that Article 371 would be amended if UPA returned to power at the Centre.

Mr Patil said that the representatives from other districts wanted the samiti to revive its demand for a separate statehood as they had no hopes of the Centre conceding the demand for amendment to Article 371.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2009 06:32
 


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