Hinkal Flyover junction to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Hinkal Flyover junction to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

November 19, 2018

Mysuru: Although the works on Hinkal Flyover is almost complete, it seems that its inauguration may be delayed further and this time the gala event will depend on the availability of VVIPs both from the State and the Centre.

While local authorities including District Minister G.T. Devegowda want Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to open the flyover on Nov.28, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha wants Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri to inaugurate it and he is available only on Dec.7.

Once inaugurated, the Hinkal Flyover junction will be named after former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said Pratap Simha. He said that already the junction has Vajpayee’s name and an attractive sign board will be erected at the junction in the former PM’s name.

The Hinkal Flyover, the first flyover in the city, is waiting for inauguration as all the major works have been completed. It was scheduled to be inaugurated before Dasara but was postponed as some of the minor works had to be completed. Again, the announcement of by-polls schedule for the three Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies in the State came in the way of inauguration.

The Flyover has been constructed by Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) at a cost of Rs. 21.5 crore (original project cost Rs. 13.5 crore) with the works on the project commencing on June 22, 2016. The 4-lane Flyover is 510 meters long and 17.20 meters wide, with 1.20 meter central median. The project has been executed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) scheme, with the Centre funding 60 percent, the State Government and MUDA 20% each.

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As the project’s major funding is from the Centre, Pratap Simha, who inspected the Flyover this morning, wants Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to inaugurate, sources said. A tentative date of Nov. 28 was fixed by Minister G.T. Devegowda for CM Kumaraswamy to inaugurate. However, the Minister has now been informed about MP’s views and the inauguration date has been fixed for Dec. 7.

The date will be finalised in consultation with the CM and the announcement is expected to be made at the MUDA Board meeting on Nov. 24. Also, a MUDA Adalat has been organised on Nov. 29 where State Urban Development Minister U.T. Khader will hear public grievances. The same day, he will hold a meeting of officials from MCC, MUDA and Slum Board at Deputy Commissioner’s Office.

19 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Hinkal Flyover junction to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why not compromise? Let both CM and the union minster jointly inaugurate the fly over. I think MUDA and State can take some pride in the fact that the fly over was completed under 3 years. Usually, projects like these have a habit of dragging on for years. I can’t help remembering it took more than 20 years for Kempe Gowda International Airport to come to fruition!

  2. Common Man says:

    Let us name the flyover junction with a name from our hero’s from Karnataka state.

    Is’nt is a good idea.

  3. Common Man says:

    Let us name the flyover junction with a name from our hero’s from Karnataka state.

    Isn’t is a good idea.

    • swamy says:

      Already lot of heroes names have been used. Show me one genuine hero from Karnataka who has not been named. Wodeyar, Viswewariah, Rajkumar, Deveraj Urs, Kuvempu, and host of others..

  4. Moon Prasad Ambrati says:

    My suggestion and demand is to name the fly over in the name of the our real heroes of Indian defense force. We are having lots of heroes from Mysore district.. please make a note at least we can give a respect to them for their great scarification for us..

  5. Prakash R says:

    There is no special relationship between Vajpayee and Mysore. Just because Simha is a BJP MP, he wants to name it after Vajpayee. With due to respect to our former PM, I would like to say that Mysoreans or Karnataka people should have self esteem to name important places or structures after our own people from Karnataka itself. That way we tell the entire nation that our state too has so many achievers. In fact, there are so many outsiders names in Mysore also like Vivekananda, Ramakrishna (both Bengali), Radhakrishnan, CV Raman (both Tamil), Gandhi, Patel, Tilak (north), Shivani, Sayyaji (Marati)… the list goes on and on…

    • Rao says:

      Our M.P is known for licking BJP top brass whenever there is an opportunity.
      He chants Modi all the time, wouldn’t be surprised if his first choice was Modi then followed by Vajpayee.
      Why the hell is he adamant to postpone the inauguration just to facilitate some Central minister.
      Was this not the same guy who promised and got attention in media by telling this flyover will be operational by Dasara?

  6. Raghu says:

    A lot of Congress A$$ lickers seem to be upset at naming this flyover after Vajpayee! Fair enough! They have their fundamental right given by their leaders to call anybody a bhakth! Just to remind you, this atrocity did not start today
    the last 18 years, on a rough estimate, about 450 Central and State Government programmes, projects and national and State-level institutions involving public expenditure of hundreds of thousands of crores of rupees have been named after these three individuals.


    1 Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana;
    2 Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission;
    3 Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers, Department of Women & Child Development;
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana;
    5 Indira Awas Yojana
    6 Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme;
    7 Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission
    8 Jawaharlal Nehru Rojgar Yojna
    9.Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojna;
    10 Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Funded by World Bank
    11.Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana

    State schemes

    1 Rajiv Gandhi Rehabilitation Package for Tsunami Affected Areas,
    2.Rajiv Gandhi Social Security Scheme, Govt. of Puducherry
    3Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna;
    4 Rajiv Gandhi Prathamik Shiksha Mission, Raigarh;
    5 Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Madhya Pradesh;
    6 Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Food Security , Madhya Pradesh;
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Community Health, Madhya Pradesh;
    8 Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corp.;
    9 Rajiv Gandhi Tourism Development Mission, Rajasthan;
    10 Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Programme, Assam
    11 Rajiv Gandhi Swavlamban Rojgar Yojana, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
    12.Rajiv Gandhi Mobile Aids Counseling and Testing Services, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
    13.Rajiv Gandhi Vidyarthi Suraksha Yojana, Maharashtra;
    14 Rajiv Gandhi Mission for Water Shed Management, M.P.;
    15Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission for Tribal Areas, MP
    16.Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry;
    17 Rajiv Gandhi Breakfast Scheme, Pondicherry;
    18 Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas, Punjab;
    19 Rajiv Gandhi Artisans Health & Life Insurance Scheme, Tamil Nadu;
    20 Rajiv Gandhi Zopadpatti and Nivara Prakalpa, Mumbai;
    21 Rajiv Arogya Sri programme, Gujrat State Govt. Scheme;
    22 Rajiv Gandhi Abhyudaya Yojana, AP;
    23 Rajiv Gandhi Computer Saksharta Mission, Jabalpur
    24 Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme;
    25 Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Niwara Prakalp, Maharashtra Govt
    26Indira Gandhi Utkrishtha Chhattervritti Yojna , HP;
    27 Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme, Maharashtra Gov;
    28.Indira Gandhi Prathisthan, Housing and Urban Planning Department, UP Govt
    29.Indira Kranthi Patham Scheme, Andhra Pradesh ;
    30Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana, State Govt. Scheme;
    31 Indira Gandhi Vruddha Bhumiheen Shetmajoor Anudan Yojana, Govt. of Maharashtra
    32.Indira Gandhi Nahar Project, Jaisalmer, Govt. of Rajasthan
    33.Indira Gandhi Niradhar Yojna, Govt. of Maharashtra;
    34 Indira Gandhi kuppam, State Govt. Welfare Scheme for Tsunami effected fishermen; 35 Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme-2006, Haryana Govt.
    36.Indira Gandhi Niradhar Old, Landless, Destitute women farm labour Scheme, Maharashtra Govt.
    37.Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme , Maharashtra Govt.
    38.Indira Gaon Ganga Yojana, Chattisgarh;
    39 Indira Sahara Yojana , Chattisgarh;
    40 Indira Soochna Shakti Yojana, Chattisgarh;
    41 Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojana , HP;
    42 Indira Gandhi Garibi Hatao Yojana (DPIP), MP;
    43 Indira Gandhi super thermal power project , Haryana Govt.
    44 Indira Gandhi Water Project, Haryana Govt.
    45.Indira Gandhi Sagar Project, Bhandara District Gosikhurd Maharashtra;
    46 Indira Jeevitha Bima Pathakam, AP Govt;
    47 Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt;
    48 Indira Mahila Yojana Scheme, Meghalaya Govt
    49.Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, Chhattisgarh Govt.
    50.Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
    51.Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme;
    52 Indira Gandhi Landless Agriculture Labour scheme, Maharashtra Govt.


    1.Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup Kabaddi Tournament;
    2 Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Run;
    3.Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup boxing championship
    4.Rajiv Gandhi International tournament (football)
    5.NSCI – Rajiv Gandhi road races, New Delhi;
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race, Kerala;
    7Rajiv Gandhi International Artistic Gymnastic Tournament
    8.Rajiv Gandhi Kabbadi Meet
    9.Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Roller Skating Championshi;
    10 Rajiv Gandhi memorial marathon race, New Delhi;
    11Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship, Chandigarh
    12.Rajeev Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the Best College, Calicut;
    13 Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament, Initiated by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi
    14.Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup (U-21), football;
    15 Rajiv Gandhi Trophy (football;
    16. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Sportspersons;
    17 All Indira Rajiv Gandhi Basketball (Girls) Tournament, organized by Delhi State
    18.All India Rajiv Gandhi Wrestling Gold Cup, organized by Delhi State
    19.Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Jhopadpatti Football Tournament, Rajura;
    20.Rajiv Gandhi International Invitation Gold Cup Football Tournament, Jamshedpur
    21.Rajiv Gandhi Mini Olympics, Mumbai
    22.Rajiv Gandhi Beachball Kabaddi Federation;
    23 Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy Prerana Foundation;
    24 International Indira Gandhi Gold Cup Tournament;
    25 25 Indira Gandhi International Hockey Tournament
    26.Indira Gandhi Boat Race;
    27.Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup Football Tournamen;
    28 Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament.


    1.Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Delhi ;
    2.Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi ;
    3.Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi ;
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium, Bawana
    5.Rajiv Gandhi National Football Academy, Haryana;
    6.Rajiv Gandhi AC Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
    7.Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Pondicherry;
    8 Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahariagun, Itanagar;
    9.Rajiv Gandhi Badminton Indoor Stadium, Cochin;
    10.Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, Ernak;
    11.Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex , Singhu
    12.Rajib Gandhi Memorial Sports Complex, Guwahati ;
    13.Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
    14.Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Cochin;
    15.Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh;
    16.Indira Gandhi Stadium, Una, Himachal Pradesh;
    17.Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vishakhapatnam;
    18 Indira Gandhi Stadium, Deogarh, Rajasthan
    19.Gandhi Stadium, Bolangir, Orissa

    Airports/ Ports

    1.Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, New Hyderabad, A.P.
    2.Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal, Cochin
    3.Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
    4..Indira Gandhi Dock, Mumbai
    5.Jawaharlal Nehru Nava Sheva Port Trust, Mumbai

    Universities/Education Institutes

    1.Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shilong
    2.Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Ranchi, Jharkhand
    3.Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
    4.Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Kharagpur, Kolkata;
    5.Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Secundrabad ;
    6 Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab;
    7 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu;
    8 Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad, A.P;
    9.Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, Kerala;
    10 Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Research & Technology, Chandrapur, Maharashtra are among the 98 institutions named after Rajiv, Indira and Jawaharlal Nehru.


    1.Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement
    2.Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award
    3.Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Awards, Delhi Labour Welfare Board
    4.Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
    5.Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award
    6.Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award
    7.Rajiv Gandhi National Award Scheme for Original Book Writing on Gyan Vigyan
    8.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    9.Indira Gandhi Prize for National Integration;
    10.Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award;
    11.Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards, Ministry of Environment and Forests
    12.Indira Gandhi Memorial National Award forBest Environmental & Ecological;
    13 Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar;
    14 Indira Gandhi NSS Award
    15 Jawaharlal Nehru Prize” from 1998-99, to be given to organizations (preferably NGOs) for Popularization of Science;
    16 Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Competition
    17 Jawarharlal Nehru Student Award for research project of evolution of DNA are among the 51 named after the family members.

    Scholarship / Fellowship

    1.Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities
    2.Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for SC/ST Candidates,
    3.Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for ST Candidates,
    4 Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, IGNOU;
    5 Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows;
    6.Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, Ministry of Tribal Affairs;
    7 Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes candidates given by UGC;
    8Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning in association with IGNOU;
    9 Rajiv Gandhi science talent research fellowship given by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for advanced scientific research are among others named after the family members.

    National Parks/Sanctuaries/ Museums

    1.Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarhole) Wildlife Sanctury, Karnataka;
    2.Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctury, Andhra Pradesh
    3.Indira Gandhi National Park , Tamil Nadu;
    4.Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , New Delh;
    5 Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai Hills on Western Ghats
    6.Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vishakhapatnam
    7 Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)
    8.Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Pollachi;
    9.Rajiv Gandhi Health Museum;
    10.The Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History
    11.Indira Gandhi Memorial museum, New Delhi are parks and museums named after the family members.
    12. Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Mumbai)

    Hospitals/Medical Institutions

    1.Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, Karnataka;
    2 Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi;
    3 Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry;
    4 Shri Rajiv Gandhi college of Dental Science & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka;
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Bio Technology, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala;
    6 Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka;
    7 Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Raichur;
    8 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore, Karnataka;
    9 Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical College, Jodhpur;
    10.Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Mumbai are among 39 medical institutions named after the family members.

    Institutions/Chairs/ Festivals

    1.Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth and Sports;
    2 Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training & Research Institute, Faridabad, Haryana;
    3.Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission in Tribal Areas
    4.Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development;
    5..Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Chhattisgarh;
    6.Rajiv Gandhi Chair Endowment established in 1998 to create a Chair of South Asian Economics
    7 Rajiv Gandhi Project – A pilot to provide Education thru Massive Satellite Connectivity up grassroot Level are among 37 named after Rajiv, Indira and Nehru.Pondicherry


    1.Rajiv Chowk, Delhi;
    2 Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung, New Delhi;
    3 Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, New Delhi;
    4 Rajiv Gandhi Park, Kalkaji, Delhi;
    5 Indira Chowk, New Delhi;
    6 Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi;
    7 Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi;
    8 Nehru Nagar, New Delhi;
    9 Nehru Place, New Delhi ;
    10 Nehru Park, New Delhi Nehru House, BSZ Marg, New Delhi, are among 74 named after the family members.O

    • syed matheen says:

      This would be the best answer for “WHAT congress did 60 years” ??

      • Sunil says:

        Every one of the names has at least one scam that drained the country poor! Still we are a third world country when people are so hard working!

        • syed matheen says:

          Then what chowkidaar doing, he is PM now not chai wala, he has CBI, RAW, ED, IT the entire system put them behind bars who has done wrong and if you have substantial evidence or stop bloody Jumla’s.
          Leave about sending them behind bars, close to 5 years no JAN LOK PAL

          • Rahul says:

            Chowkidar was saving busy saving the nation from filthy Madarasa bred dogs trying take over to destroy the nation! The sleeper cell is still sleeping and barking against Modi in the social media when they wake up!

      • Ramu says:

        Yes, they worked a lot! I think people should give them rest! like the next 60 years 🤣

      • Ramesh says:

        Just like Nehru was responsible for an ordinary chaiwala becoming the PM, congress to built built all these things! None of the Billion Indians had nothing to do with it! May be your friends from Pakistan too contributed! Just like they did on 26/11😊.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You make a good point. However, please make your point without using expletives!

    Actual Behati Vajpye was an honest politician, and PM. Nobody can question his integrity. Irrespective of ones party affiliations, there should not be any objections to naming the fly over after Vajpye, a true Indian patriot. More over, I believe the Hinkal Junction was already being referred to as Vajpye Junction.

    • Hegde says:

      self certification at its best.
      Do u know how any present politician would be judged after 30+ years?
      Same Nehru and Gandhi whom our Chowkidaar refers to every day today were heroes 50 years back

  8. Ananymous says:

    You are entitled your opinion, I am to mine.

    • Hegde says:

      We can agree to disagree! that’s the spirit instead of guys who resort to abusing when people don’t agree with their views


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