After much delay, ORR opens today
The much-delay- ed widening of the 41.535-km Outer Ring Road (ORR), is complete and ready for vehicular movement.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the motorway between 0 kilometre to 34.045 km on Thursday.
Addressing reporters, here, on Wednesday, at Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Chairman K R Mohan Kumar said, the road upgradation works that were taken up under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), 12 years ago, were finally completed.
The work on upgrading the ORR to six-lane had been taken up under four different packages, considering the rising vehicular traffic.
The project will meet the projected vehicular movement till 2030. The 7.49-km stretch between Bengaluru Road to Bannur junction which was taken up under package IV was opened in August 2012, Kumar added.
He said, the 41-km stretch was completed with basic facilities like streetlights and other facilities.
He said, 1,270 electricity poles with streetlights were put up on the stretch.
When asked about the maintenance of the road, he said, initially the MUDA would maintain the ORR and the authorities would discuss with the minister concerned about further maintenance.
Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the road in the presence of Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu.
Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, PWD Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa, Rural Development Minister H K Patil, Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya, Cooperation Minister H S Mahadev Prasad, and Mayor B L Bhyrappa.