Mysuru To Get A Peripheral Ring Road Before Bengaluru? MUDA Set To Float Bids For DPR Preparation

The Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) is set to invite bids for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed Peripheral Ring Road (PRR).

The nodal urban authority for the city is expected to receive an approval from the Urban Development Department for the DPR preparation.

The PRR was initially mentioned in the Mysuru Master Plan 2031 which received administrative nod from the government in January 2016.  It seeks to proactively address the traffic congestion and manage the challenges of rapid urbanisation.

The PRR will also pave way for the inclusion of about 40 semi-urbanised villages on the outskirts of Mysuru as part of the city corporation.

The PRR has been envisaged as a 45-metre-wide road estimated to run for 73.25 km (expandable up to 120 km) comprising of six main lanes and four lanes for service road.

According to MUDA estimates, the total area of 824 acres of land for formation of the proposed road. MUDA proposes to acquire 750 metres on either side of the PRR for Town Planning Scheme which is 27,500 acres of total area.

The key challenge for the project will be land acquisition. The land acquisition cost alone is expected to be in excess of ₹1000 crore. The project would be require agricultural lands on Mysuru-Bannur Road, Mosambayanahalli Road, Dyavalapura Road, Mysuru-Ooty Road, Kadakola-Jayapura Road, Mysuru-Manandavadi Road, KHB Private Layout Road, Jnana Ganga Layout, Ballahalli Layout, Huyilalu-Yelwal Road, Nagawala-Yelwal Road and Yelwal-Paschimavahini Road to be acquired.

The city’s Outer Ring Road is a 42.5-km long six-lane Ring Road that connects the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway, KRS Road, Hunsur Highway, Bogadi Road, H.D. Kote Road, Nanjangud Road, T. Narasipur Road, Bannur Road and Mahadevapura Road.

The entire project including land acquisition and road formation is expected to cost Rs. 1,971 crore.