Mysuru MP Pratap Simha on Monday directed the district administration and land acquisition officials to complete all the land acquisition for the expansion of Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane highway as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the state in March to lay the foundation for works on this project.
Chairing a progress review meeting with the National Highway Authority of India and district administration officials at deputy commissioner’s office, the MP said the prime minister will inaugurate the much-awaited Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway in early or mid-March.
During the occasion, he will lay the foundation for Mysuru–Kushalnagar highway project.
The land acquisition process for the highway should be complete by March 5, he said. The 92-kilometre stretch will be constructed at an of Rs 3,529 crore including Rs 1,113 crore for land acquisition.
The global tender will be floated in the third week of February.
Deputy commissioner Dr KV Rajendra directed the revenue department officials to complete the land acquisition works before the deadline and asked officials to acquire all disputed land properties without any delay and provide relief as per directions of a court order for land losers.
Tahsildars of Mysuru, Hunsur taluks informed the meeting about hurdles related to the land acquisition of some properties. The deputy commissioner asked them to bring such hurdles to his notice so that he can facilitate the land acquisition process to be done smoothly.
Pratap Simha said he would visit forest land that passes through this project in Hunsur taluk to take stock of the situation.
Additional deputy commissioner Kavitha Rajaram, deputy conservator of forests Basavaraj and assistant commissioner Rakshith were present.
Black spots on Outer Ring Road to be identified
The MP, Simha, on Monday directed officials to mark places on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), where more than five people died as black spots.
Rajendra said that he will provide details of accidents that occurred on ORR during the next meeting.