Over 100 site owners apply to MUDA for house plan approvals; process on to get water and power supply
Mysuru: Only a few cities in India have the ability to attract and encourage people to settle down permanently. Mysuru is one such city which has inspired visitors to relocate themselves here.
Popularly recognised for its excellent weather and close proximity to cities like Bengaluru, hill stations like Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru, and forests like Bandipur and Nagarahole National Parks, Mysuru is one of the fastest growing cities in India and aiding the growth is layouts like Rabindranath Tagore Nagar (R.T. Nagar) that is growing rapidly, thanks to the meticulous layout planning by Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA).
Already a few people have built houses at R.T. Nagar and MUDA is regularly receiving applications for house plan approvals and there are over 100 applications pending for approvals.
The R.T. Nagar Layout was formed along the Ring Road adjoining Kanakadasanagar and University layouts in a vast area of 219 acres. The land acquisition process was completed in 1993-1994 and the sites were distributed in June 2017. The layout comes under different survey numbers of Kergalli and 2,472 sites of various dimensions have been formed.
The R.T. Nagar Layout is a well-planned layout and has been designed according to international standards with wide roads, good drainage and electricity supply facilities, spaces for greenery and civic amenities. The layout was designed in such a way that even if Mysuru grew in leaps and bounds, the R.T. Nagar Layout would never be a haphazardly developed area. The layout has designated parks, open spaces that can be converted into green areas and has a 100 feet road that has access to Ring Road.
For the water facilities, one over-head tank and one ground-level tank that can hold up to 10 lakh litres of water each have been constructed. Also a giant tank has been constructed under NURM project that can store up to 50 lakh litres. Not a single road in the layout is less than 40 ft and most of the roads are 80 to 100 ft wide.
Already over 20 houses have been built and occupied by residents and many more are under construction. A majority of site owners are waiting for water and electricity connections to the layout for which the pipelines have already been laid. While the tenders have already been called for power connection from Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) underground pipelines have been laid to carry sewage.
Speaking to SOM, MUDA Asst. Executive Engineer T.K. Ravi said that MUDA has paid Rs. 2.4 crore to Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board for it to take up water supply works. Tender will be called soon to supply water.
Compared to other layouts in city and its surroundings, R.T. Nagar has seen a fast growth due to its well-planned nature. In Vijayanagar 4th Stage, 12,000 sites have been formed in a 1,000-acre land in 1994 and only 40 percent of the area is occupied and 60 percent vacant.
Over 822 sites were distributed in Lalithadrinagar North and 1,667 sites in Lalithadrinagar South in an area of 267 acres. This layout was formed in 1998 and 90 percent of the sites are vacant now.
R.T. Nagar is surrounded by Kergalli, Dattagalli and has easy access to Ring Road. Other Layouts in the vicinity are Mysuru Journalists Association Layout, Mysore University Layout, Government Employees Housing Cooperative Society Layout, and Forest Department Employees Layout. All these layouts are yet to be populated.