Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane Highway: MP sets deadline for land acquisition process  
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Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane Highway: MP sets deadline for land acquisition process  

June 6, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: The land acquisition process for the Access-Controlled Four-Lane Expressway between Mysuru and Kushalnagar will be completed within one-and-a-half months. Once the land is acquired, it will be handed over to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already launched the Rs. 4,130 crore project to lay a 93-km-long Highway between Mysuru and Kushalnagar and tenders have been awarded for the works to be taken up in two packages — from Paschimavahini in Srirangapatna to Periyapatna and Periyapatna to Guddehosur. The new road will join the Expressway between Mysuru and Bengaluru.

Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha told Star of Mysore yesterday that “I met NHAI Chief Engineer Vivek Jaiswal at his office and apprised him about the ongoing land acquisition process and asked the NHAI Authority to disburse compensation to the people who have given away their lands.”

“I have instructed the speeding up of the land acquisition process and it will be completed within one-and-a-half months after which the tender process will be taken up. The NHAI has already completed the alignment and design of the Expressway including bypasses, bridges and underpasses. Departments like Forest, Irrigation, Revenue, Energy and Horticulture have been asked to be ready to shift the existing infrastructure before the Expressway comes up and accordingly, funds have been released,” MP Simha added.

Once the Expressway is completed, there will be a seam-less connectivity from Madikeri to Bengaluru where vehicles can directly enter the Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway at Paschimavahini without touching Mysuru, he added.

Underpasses on Ring Road

In a separate meeting with the NHAI Chief Engineer Narendra Sharma, the MP discussed the construction of underpass or a grade separator or an overbridge on the Outer Ring Road. The NHAI has drawn up a plan to set right and develop accident spots including four railway underpass spots.

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Simha said money has been earmarked for pending works at four underpass spots and development on Mysuru Ring Road. The MP asked the NHAI to complete the land acquisition process this June and start the works from the first week of July.

He also asked the NHAI to construct 21 retaining walls on Madikeri-Mangaluru Highway from Madikeri to Sampaje to prevent landslides and expand the Hunsur Bypass into a four-lane road.

6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane Highway: MP sets deadline for land acquisition process  ”

  1. Sanjay Kini says:

    Indian Railways is going to start a survey for a new semi high speed track between Chennai and Bengaluru to cut the travel time between Chennai and Bengaluru to two hours .The track will be between bypanahalli and Chennai central.if Mr.Simha could request the railway ministry for a similar survey for a new straight line semi high speed track between mysuru and Bengaluru as the present tracks have lot of curves and if we have a straight track without curves then the vande Bharat can run at maximum speed and we can reach Bengaluru in one hour by train.it will be the ideal time for survey for this track as it can be aligned with the tracks which are going to be built now as mysuru station is being expanded.Tourists can reach Mysuru in one hour and mysureans can go to work in Bengaluru in the morning and return in the evening. The same high speed line can be extended up to Kushalnagar so that bengalureans can travel to Coorg by train.

  2. Questo says:

    Hey @Kini
    What a scoundrel you are to burden Mysore with mote tourists to further your business interests.

  3. Joseph Mundassery says:

    If this idiot Simha thinks that the construction of these highways will help BJP to secure more MPs from Karnataka in the Loka Sabha elections, he should look at the results of the recent state assembly election. BJP lost inspite of boasting about the constrction of 10-lane Mysore-Bangalore highway, bringing Modi to get it inaugurated with pomp and look at the result! India is becoming a dump with more roads and more cars. Indians cannot wait to escape from the country in droves.

  4. K S Pradeep says:

    An MP can’t fix any deadline as per law. It’s only the NHAI that can do that, and also he doesn’t have any authority to dictate terms to them as NHAI is under the Ministry of Roadways, Transport. He can only request them to proceed faster that’s all. Pratap Simha is hated by his own party members as he shows everything as his own work. He thinks he is too intelligent, but he is a selfish crap.

  5. Questo says:

    This is a highway connecting regions, and though NHAI is responsible, because of the fact that a highway contrction needs multifacted requirements which are the state’s responsibilities, without the active cooperation of the Congress government, this idiot Simha can do nothing. He will be gone in the next year Loka Sabha election.

  6. K.S.Jayarama says:

    Connecting Kushalnagar through railway with extension of Vandebharat to Kushalnagar will integrate Kodagu with rest of India and will mean new opportunities to several. Kodagu should not be left behind

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