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101 saplings planted on ORR


Green Karnataka:Schoolchildren taking an oath to save the environment, in Mysuru on Saturday.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM
The Forest Department’s ambitious project to plant eight crore saplings across Karnataka was launched in Mysuru on Saturday.

The launch was marked by planting 101 saplings on Outer Ring Road (ORR) close to Chamundi Hills by Minister for Forests, Ecology, and Environment B. Ramanath Rai, while one crore saplings will be planted between July 2 and 10 across the State. The campaign will be extended till eight crore saplings are planted under the Koti Vruksha Andolana.

Mr. Rai said the government will pay farmers Rs. 45 for each tree that survives for three years at the rate of Rs. 10 for the first year, Rs. 15 for the second year, and Rs. 20 for the third year. “Besides, it was contemplating to increase the incentive for each surviving tree in a bid to encourage farmers to take up tree cultivation,” he said.

Though the National Forest Policy ordains that the forest or tree cover should be 33 per cent of the land mass, the State’s forest cover was hovering around 20 per cent to 22 per cent and such campaigns are expected to raise the green cover, he said.

The ambitious project of planting eight crore saplings was announced in the State budget and it was being implemented, said Mr. Rai.

Deforestation and erosion of green cover has resulted in global warming and climate change, which has affected seasonal pattern and hence it was the collective responsibility of the society to ensure an increase in green cover, he said.

Under the project, 30,000 saplings will be planted in the city apart from 5,000 along the ORR and the authorities will plant 28 lakh saplings in Mysuru district to help shore up the green cover in the district from 16 per cent of the total land area.

While seven lakh saplings will be planted by the Forest Department, 21 lakh saplings will be distributed to institutions, NGOs and individuals.

G.T. Deve Gowda, MLA, called for greater emphasis on protecting the saplings planted and recalled that about 50,000 saplings were planted a few years ago but none survived thus making it a wasted exercise.

Indigenous species

Karikalan, Deputy Conservator of Forests, said emphasis will be on indigenous species.
 

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ORR streetlights finally up and running

Inadequate illumination on the key carriageway had endangered safety of commuters, especially women

At last, the 41.5-km stretch of the six-lane Outer Ring Road (ORR) has got some much-needed illumination at night, with the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) electrifying the streetlights on the motorway.

After nightfall, darkness used to engulf ORR as streetlights in most of the stretches were not functional as they had not been electrified because of incomplete civil works. The Hindu had carried a report a while ago on the plight of commuters on this key carriageway.

“Almost all the streetlights have been functional for over a month now. About 90 per cent of streetlight operations has been stabilised. The mobile vans regularly check their functioning,” said MUDA Commissioner M. Mahesh.

He said the complaints of darkness will be a thing of the past now. “After the ORR was formally inaugurated recently, we took up the electrification work,” he explained. The streetlight poles required fresh wiring and new poles had to be installed in some stretches, he said. He added that MUDA had been waiting for the widening work to be completed before electrifying all the streetlights.

Both commuters and residents of layouts located along ORR had been calling for functional streetlights for their safety, especially of women. Moreover, ORR is a key carriageway for goods-laden trucks as it connects highways to various important cities, including Bengaluru.

Though streetlights were installed all through ORR, they were functional only on the stretch between Bannur Road and Columbia Asia Hospital Junction on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway.

The decision to upgrade ORR into a six-lane road was taken in view of the rising vehicular traffic. The project cost around Rs. 300 crore, with the Centre contributing 80 per cent of the amount and MUDA and the State government chipping in with the rest.

The delay in project completion was attributed to legal entanglements and technical issues. Work on the missing stretch of ORR between Bannur and Nanjangud Road, measuring 9.14 km, too was completed.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...hts-finally-up-and-running/article8940855.ece
 

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TOLL GATE WORK ON NANJANGUD ROAD ALMOST COMPLETE

http://starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=48635

Mysuru, Dec. 20- The construction work of toll gate on National Highway 212 on Nanjangud Road near Kongara Nanjayyanahundi, coming under Kadakola Gram Panchayat limits, is almost complete and is likely to be ready for operation by end of next month or February next.

The toll gate is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 2 crore by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the local residents are said to be demanding a service road as they have to frequently travel on the road and hence cannot pay the toll everytime. Out of the total length of 268 km of NH-212, about 129 km pass through the State and development work on 125 km of that stretch has been almost completed.

Kadakola GP President Ramesh, speaking to Star of Mysore, said that many farmers residing in nearby villages use the road daily so also people working in nearby factories and hence a service road was essential. He added that a memorandum in that context would be submitted to the authorities concerned.
 

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http://starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=48635

Mysuru, Dec. 20- The construction work of toll gate on National Highway 212 on Nanjangud Road near Kongara Nanjayyanahundi, coming under Kadakola Gram Panchayat limits, is almost complete and is likely to be ready for operation by end of next month or February next.

The toll gate is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 2 crore by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the local residents are said to be demanding a service road as they have to frequently travel on the road and hence cannot pay the toll everytime. Out of the total length of 268 km of NH-212, about 129 km pass through the State and development work on 125 km of that stretch has been almost completed.

Kadakola GP President Ramesh, speaking to Star of Mysore, said that many farmers residing in nearby villages use the road daily so also people working in nearby factories and hence a service road was essential. He added that a memorandum in that context would be submitted to the authorities concerned.
NH 212 has been renumbered
 

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MUDA MUDA/2016-17/EL/WORK_INDENT1570 Providing and Installing of All In One Solar Street Light From Bogadi Ring Road Junction to Near SBM Layout LHS Mysore OPEN WORKS Electrical 1955978.00 06/03/2017 16:57:22 20/03/2017 16:00:00 View Notice Inviting Tender details Download Tender Documents
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MUDA MUDA/2016-17/EL/WORK_INDENT1571 Providing for All In One Solar Street Light From Mahamane Ring Road Junction to Adithya Ring Road Junction Mysore OPEN WORKS Electrical 1599728.00 06/03/2017 16:57:00 20/03/2017 16:00:00

MUDA MUDA/2016-17/EL/WORK_INDENT1572 Providing for All In One Solar Street Light From Dattagalli KPTCL MUSS ring road junction to Nethaji Circle Ring Road Junction Mysore OPEN WORKS Electrical 1845840.00 06/03/2017 16:56:09 20/03/2017 16:00:00

Supplying & Installing, sourcing, testing and commissioning of All Integrated Solar Street Light installed on the existing poles With 40W LED Light, Lithium Lon Battery, 50Wp Mono Crystalline Panel with Motion Sensor and Time Controller ( Including all Taxes) ( Including all Taxes)
 

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Beautiful Brazilian City with BRTS.

img_4458_1 by Bradley Schroeder, on Flickr

I want to see our Mysore Ring Road developed like this with transit Oriented Development. High density offices and high density residential apartments using BRTS or bicycles. Penalty for using cars especially single person.

We might need another Peripheral Road for trucks to bypass Mysuru.
 

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Beautiful Brazilian City with BRTS.

img_4458_1 by Bradley Schroeder, on Flickr

I want to see our Mysore Ring Road developed like this with transit Oriented Development. High density offices and high density residential apartments using BRTS or bicycles. Penalty for using cars especially single person.

We might need another Peripheral Road for trucks to bypass Mysuru.
Thats not BRTS, we can't see dediacted lanes for buses as it would b in the case of BRTS, its looks like a regular road with lanes, but a nice pic.
 

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Muda to transfer Outer Ring Road maintenance to NHAI

MYSURU: The Mysuru Urban Development Authority (Muda) which had developed the Outer Ring Road, is all set to handover the ORR to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for maintenance. The ORR which is now being maintained by the civic body is expected to transfer the responsibility to NHAI by June.
The 41.53 km of ORR which was constructed by Muda with a cost of around Rs 350 crore connects the major highways - Bengaluru Road, Bannur Road, Nanjangud Road, HD Kote Road, Hunsur Road and the T Narasipura Road and also minimizes the congestion within the city by diverting the traffic from the city area.
While the ORR has spurred the city growth as it created easy access, the annual maintenance of the ORR which come in crores has led the Muda authorities to hand over the maintenance to NHAI.

According to Muda officials, the maintenance works includes street lights, signal lights, destination sign boards, asphalting, developing greenery and others. As the annual maintenance of the ORR which reached to triple digits caused concern to the Muda, it decided to hand it over to NHAI.
After the Muda authorities explained the financial situation to the PWD and district minister HC Mahadevappa, a meeting was held with the NHAI authorities. The NHAI officials also conducted a inspection of the road, before agreeing to take up the responsibility.
Muda commissioner M Mahesh told TOI that the annual maintenance of the ORR was around Rs 120 crore. "The electricity bill for the street lights itself was in crores. So, we decided to hand over the maintenance to NHAI. Minister HC Mahadevappa who heard our request, held meetings and conducted spot inspection with NHAI authorities and eased the transfer work," he said.
Mahesh said that Muda would be able to hand over the maintenance work to NHAI on the provision that the ORR will connect the highways at six points. "The ORR which acts as a link road to highways, will meet the provision to allow the NHAI to take up the maintenance work. All the paper works have been ready and we are expecting that in a month the ORR will be handover to NHAI," he said.
 

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MUDA MUDA/2016-17/EL/WORK_INDENT1570 Providing and Installing of All In One Solar Street Light From Bogadi Ring Road Junction to Near SBM Layout LHS Mysore OPEN WORKS Electrical 1955978.00 06/03/2017 16:57:22 20/03/2017 16:00:00 View Notice Inviting Tender details Download Tender Documents
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MUDA MUDA/2016-17/EL/WORK_INDENT1571 Providing for All In One Solar Street Light From Mahamane Ring Road Junction to Adithya Ring Road Junction Mysore OPEN WORKS Electrical 1599728.00 06/03/2017 16:57:00 20/03/2017 16:00:00

MUDA MUDA/2016-17/EL/WORK_INDENT1572 Providing for All In One Solar Street Light From Dattagalli KPTCL MUSS ring road junction to Nethaji Circle Ring Road Junction Mysore OPEN WORKS Electrical 1845840.00 06/03/2017 16:56:09 20/03/2017 16:00:00

Supplying & Installing, sourcing, testing and commissioning of All Integrated Solar Street Light installed on the existing poles With 40W LED Light, Lithium Lon Battery, 50Wp Mono Crystalline Panel with Motion Sensor and Time Controller ( Including all Taxes) ( Including all Taxes)
The above tenders have been awarded already & the same was mentioned in the recently tabled budget by MUDA
 

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Street lights on ORR: Survey to settle things between MUDA and MCC

The row between Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) over the operation and maintenance of street lights on the 42.5-km-long Outer Ring Road (ORR) may end soon as it has been decided to conduct a survey to demarcate the areas that come under their respective limits for further action.

Most areas of the ORR plunge into darkness because of non-functioning street lights following the row between the MUDA and the MCC on who should maintain them. This has been causing a lot of inconvenience to vehicle users, and has also resulted in accidents.

The ORR had been transferred to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) by the MUDA, but the authority has since clarified that it could not maintain the street lights, leaving the two local bodies to sort out the issue in the interest of public safety.

The MUDA has claimed that it incurs an expenditure of ₹2 crore a year for maintaining the lights, including electricity charges.

During Dasara this year, the lights were operated for about 10 days in view of tourist arrivals, and thereafter the lights went off in most stretches. The reason cited for non-functioning lights was that the Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC) had disconnected power supply over unpaid dues.

The issue came up for discussion at the recent MUDA board meeting, which resolved to conduct a survey for owning responsibility for the street lights.

MUDA Commissioner Kantharaju told The Hindu that the authority would take up responsibility for the street lights only under its and the Gram Panchayat’s limits, while the MCC would have to handle those in the city corporation areas. This would include operation and maintenance.

“Prior to this, we will look for some sponsors to pay the electricity charges, and they could display their publicity material on the poles. For this, an expression of interest will be called soon. If there is no response, then the MUDA and the MCC will stick to what the board has resolved,” the Commissioner said. The process will come into effect once Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar, who is also chairman of the MUDA, ratifies the decisions.

Street lights in most places along the ORR are not working because of fused bulb, damage to wires, disruption in power supply, and other reasons. While the road is illuminated on some stretches, some places turn pitch dark after dusk, posing a risk to pedestrians and motorists. Unless the issue is resolved, unlawful activities along such stretches may rise, feel some residents living in layouts abutting the ORR.
 
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