http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...peripheral-ring-road/articleshow/15378562.cmsThe emerging metro is sporting a Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) cutting the need for vertical growth of the Mysore even as it readies the city to double its population in two decades.
The Master Plan 2031 released on Monday by the Mysore Urban Development Authority pegs its hopes on the PRR, which is proposed to be built some 7 kms away from the existing Outer Ring Road (ORR). The PRR will be built some three kms away from the Mysore Airport and proposed film city and convention centre so that the area is developed to take the load.
The Master Plan also has put in place a mechanism to conserve heritage environs of Mysore even as the city skylines see a change. An empowered panel is sought to be constituted to take care of heritage monuments. A special regulation is also proposed to conserve greenery and buffer zone of the Chamundi Hills.
The leading Tier-II city is looking at doubling its population in 2031 from 13 lakh as of now. The draft proposals, which have been approved by the urban development department on August 1, are now published by MUDA allotting 60 days time for the stakeholders to file suggestions and objections. According to district minister S A Ramdas, who released the document, the government will implement the Master Plan 2031 within 90 days. "There are violations like the floor area ration (FAR) and change of land use. The Master Plan 2031 will put an end to it. We'll be strict in implementing it like how they do at Chandigarh," he said.
The conurbation area, which was 92.21 sq km in 1981, has now enlarged to 509 sq kms comprising 117 villages. Mysore taluk's 84 villages, Nanjangud's 19 and Srirangapatna's 14 are proposed to be part of Mysore Nanjangud Local Planning Area. MUDA is aiming to develop Nanjangud as twin city.
The PRR is proposed near the airport and the convention centre so that the visitors can have easy access, sources told The Times of India.
"It will cut down traffic density in the city too. The film city is proposed to be developed near the airport too so that tourists can access it without much fuss," they stated. The PRR will be developed using the road network that exists now and connecting the missing links. Top priority is accorded to conserving ecological balance at the Chamundi Hills which is under stress now. Special regulations will be put in place so that its beauty is not marred. There will also be special focus on conservation of heritage environs. Building regulations will be imposed in the vicinity of the monuments, they stated.
MUDA has identified tanks in the conurbation area, which will come under stress given rapid urbanization. A separate set of regulations are framed to protect them, they stated.
http://www.starofmysore.comThe blueprint of the draft proposal of "Circulation Pattern for Mysore-Nanjangud Planning Area-2031" approved by the Government of Karnataka on Aug. 1 has been put on display by Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) at Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry on Vinoba Road in city from today.
This follows the District Administration inviting objections on inclusion and seclusion in the proposed Draft Master Plan within 60 days of its publication from industrialists, builders, citizens and social organisations before being sent to the government for final approval.
The draft proposal prepared under Section 13 of the Karnataka Urban and Rural Development Act-1961 also includes details of construction of Ring Roads, Inner Ring Roads and Peripheral Roads to be built under the proposed project. The satellite images of the areas to be covered under the project prepared by Sai Consultants of Hyderabad are also on display. Yagnendra, an engineer in the Planning Department of MUDA, is providing details of the images to those enquiring about the project.
The coverage area which was 7568.77 hectares in 1997 had risen to 29390.26 hectares in 2012 and is expected to be 31171.31 hectares in 2031.
In all, 117 new villages — 84 in MCC limits, 19 in Nanjangud taluk and 14 in Srirangapatna taluk — will be included for development in the proposed project.
The project also envisages development of a film city and an international convention centre in the vicinity of Mysore Airport to ensure development of tourism. Impetus on preservation of natural features like lakes is also laid in the project besides providing land to improve parking facilities in the heart of the city which is a matter of grave concern.
The project also stresses upon construction of several terminals on the outskirts of the city for the free movement of heavy vehicles besides shifting central prisons to the outskirts. It also states that the population of the city which is 13 lakhs on date will rise to 21 lakhs by 2031.
At present, 8.57% of the 50,983.99 hectares as in 2009 is being used for residential purposes, 1% for commercial purpose, 3.54% for industrial purposes, 3.22% for urban and semi-urban purposes, 1.51% for parks and playgrounds, 0.29% for public utility, 8.14% for traffic and transportation, 4.90% for agriculture, 1.91% for water bodies and 6.91% of the land are vacant.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-28/mysore/32456223_1_prr-orr-project-master-planMove over the Outer Ring Road. The mini-metro will have a Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) that will help in stretching the boundaries of the city netting additional space for people to house in.
Projected as the next destination after Bangalore, the tourist hub will sport the next version of the expressway once the draft proposals in Master Plan 2031 are accorded a go-ahead. The PRR is planned to be developed 7 kms away from the Outer Ring Road, which will extend the city limits by over three times.
Sources told The Times of India that the PRR forms the pivotal project of the Master Plan 2031 submitted by the Mysore Urban Development Authority. "The proposed expressway will be built 7 kms away from the ORR, which will help us bring into the city area the rural areas surrounding Mysore," they stated. The city's development agenda cab be chalked out better given the availability of land.
This comes amidst upgradation of the ORR to six-lane highway at a cost of Rs 347 crore. The six-lane expressway will be ready by July helping Mysore to in development agenda even as it cuts down traffic inside the city areas. The ORR project assisted the civic bodies to extend the boundaries in 2000 when major part of it was completed. The ORR stretching 22 meters and connecting major roads spurred realty. While the Mysore City Corporation is planned to be upgraded to Brauth Mysore City Corporation adding 41 villages in its surrounding, the MUDA has broader vision for the city. The proposal to upgrade the MCC has run into trouble with the Mysore MP H Vishwanath opposing it.
When it started to work on comprehensive development plan (CDP), the urban body focused on attending to the increased demand for land around Mysore for housing and non-housing purposes. The PRR is not part of the plan to extend the limits of the MCC. The Master Plan 2031 is essentially to ensure that Mysore retains its brand value as a planned city, the sources stated. The plan is to attract investment to Mysore on IT/BT and service sectors. "We can control the land use pattern by way of regulations in the areas that form part of Master Plan 2031 and keep Mysore's growth on the track," they explained.
The Master Plan 2031 aims to go in for satellite model of growth and planning to include 117 villages in Mysore, Nanjangud and Srirangapatna taluks. With the city getting additional water courtesy Kabini drinking water project, the MUDA aims to sustain the growth for 20 years.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/270717/draft-master-plan-2031-drawing.htmlBy 2031, when the population of the city is expected to touch 23 lakh, according to the draft master plan (revision 2), the residential area (urbanisation) would have touched 16,289.67 hectare.
Compared with land use pattern of the year 2009 on display along with the draft and related information at Nanjaraj Bahadur Choultry in the city, the current green-rich areas would become residential areas. Apart from Mysore taluk, neighbouring Nanjangud and Srirangapatna taluks are also included.
Take for example Hunsur road, where Huyilalu, Kumaravalli, Haniyanapura, K Hemmanahalli, Nagawala and other villages are located on the outskirts. In the year 2009, they were fertile land. In the next 19 years, Huyilalu and Nagawala among them will metamorphose into urban areas. Similarly on T Narsipura road, Chornahally, Yandahalli, Vajamangala among others will see newer extensions.
When Deccan Herald made a reality check at the choultry, agriculturists, senior citizens, site owners and last but not the least real estate agents formed the chunk of curious visitors.
An elderly person, who has invested in a villa site on Hunsur road, wanted to know whether the area will fall under the limits of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) in the coming years.
When he got to know that the extent of MCC will reach up to a village located near to the site, he was on cloud nine. Another reason was the fortune it will fetch, if sold at a higher price.
Two elderly persons were shocked to know that a particular area where many realtors have bought plots to develop layouts showed green on the chart. Another, in a rather sarcastic tone, said all this green patch will go one day and show only cream (refering to the patches of colour denoting residential areas marked in the map). A resident of Vivekananda Nagar was inquisitive whether a particular stretch of the road remains commercially active or will extend further.
Most of them were disappointed to know that the information in the form of compact discs (CD) was yet to be made available.
MUDA employees, deputed at the spot, had a ready answer: “It will be available in a day or two, but at a price.”
As a result, some were jotting down, some others capturing the pictures on their cellphone cameras. However, there were dedicated staff with two computers to reply to visitors’ queries.
There were also complaints about spelling mistakes. For Ayrahalli, it’s mentioned ‘Ay yarahalli’, for Yelwala, Elwala, and Balamuri and Balmari both are printed, leaving it to the choice of the visitors to decide the correct word. The Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI) campus on Manandavadi road is written ‘CSTRI Campus’.
MYSORE: The Mysore Urban Development Authority (Muda) on Friday set October 10 as deadline for the stakeholders in Mysore's growth to suggest changes and file objections to the draft proposals in the Master Plan 2031.
The draft Master Plan 2031 was published in the Karnataka Gazette on Thursday. Now the document and maps will be made available to the public at the Nanjaraj Bahadur Choultry.
Muda commissioner CG Betsurmath said the Master Plan 2031 has also been uploaded on Muda website www.mudamysore.gov.in
He has asked the public and organizations for feedback and also to file objections within 60 days. The objections can be filed either in person at the Muda or through registered post, he stated.
http://www.starofmysore.comMysore, Aug. 11- The government had given its approval for Mysore Master Plan (Revision-1) valid till 2011 on May 16, 1997. Observing the growth of city and as per the guidelines of the government, the tender to prepare the report for Mysore Master Plan-2031 (Revision 2) was offered to Sai Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad for a whopping Rs. 2.41 crore.
The draft project report was approved tentatively by the government on Aug. 1 which was published in the State Gazette on Aug. 9. The report and plans of the project have been uploaded on the MUDA website www. mudamysore.gov.in.
The draft plans and report have been put on display for the public at Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry on Vinoba Road till Oct. 8.
Members of organisations and public can submit opinions, suggestions and objection in writing with supporting documents and plans before Oct. 8 to the Commissioner, Mysore Urban Development Authority, JLB Road, Mysore-570 005 either in person or through registered post, according to a press release from the MUDA Commissioner.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...on-of-heritage-sites/articleshow/15450933.cmsIn a major boost to conserve and preserve the city's heritage and sustain local economy through heritage tourism, the Mysore Urban Development Authority has proposed to regulate development around the monuments dotting the city. Unlike earlier when the urban body recognized merely 10 monuments around which regulations were placed, the draft proposals contained in the Master Plan 2031 has a list that stretches to 198.
Simply put, the growth around some of the architectural jewels are proposed to be regulated so that the heritage environs in its vicinity is preserved. Sample this: Structures in the surroundings of the Mysore Palace will not be allowed to be altered even slightly without permission. 'No developments or redevelopments, renovation, repairs including the painting of buildings or replacement of special features shall be permitted except with the prior permission of the competent authority under these regulations. Before granting any such permission the authority shall consult the heritage conservation committee constituted under these regulations,' reads the regulation proposed to govern structures within Group A, which is necessarily area surrounding the palace.
The urban body has divided monuments as Group A, B, C, D and E and specified regulations for each of them based on their needs. This follows a brief from the government to the urban body to conserve the essence of Mysore. It has a reason. When celebrated novelist R K Narayan's bungalow was being demolished, the urban body had to invoke special provision to stop it and declare it as a heritage monument. "The government referring to it asked us to focus on heritage conservation," sources told The Sunday Times of India. We are told to conserve private building that have heritage value. We've consulted the heritage department too, they stated.
A Special Heritage committee headed by the DC is proposed to be constituted to impose the regulations. According to the draft proposal, three thoroughfares that are dotted with vintage structures-Dasara procession route, Krishnaraja Boulevard and Narasimharaja Boulevard- will be regulated specially too.
It is a welcome step in conservation. Owing to lack of regulations, the city centre was subject to unregulated growth. Though it is declared as Heritage City, there are no regulations to conserve the heritage buildings, N S Rangaraju, member of the heritage committee constituted by the department of heritage, said. "We've been fighting for this since six years. At least now they are putting it into place. The big challenge is to implement them," he told STOI.
A conservationist, who wished not to be named, said it is a welcome step but said it could lead to complications. "It might turn the whole city into a museum," he said looking at the list of 198 monuments around which regulations will be imposed. "And what about private buildings whose owners have no wherewithal to manage them? Will the government help? These issues need to be made clear," he stressed.
The Master Plan 2031 aims to conserve scenic beauty of the Chamundi Hills given its visual value in the Royal City. A separate regulation 'Natural Features of Scenic Beauty (Conservation of Visual Value)' forms a separate part in the document. The sources said it was included in the Master Plan 2031 following a directive from the government.