Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane highway – What is MP’s personal interest here: KRRS
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Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane highway – What is MP’s personal interest here: KRRS

February 2, 2022

‘1,200 acres to be acquired; Pay Rs. 3 crore per acre as compensation’

Mysore/Mysuru: Stiffly opposing the implementation of the Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane, 93-km National Highway (NH) parallel to the existing NH-275 that connects Mysuru and Kushalnagar, the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) has questioned the ‘self-interest’ of Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha in the project.

The NH will start from Bramhapura between Paschima-vahini and Naguvanahalli near Srirangapatna and end at Anekadu near Kushalnagar. It will link the Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway that is being expanded to a 10-lane Expressway.

Addressing a press conference at Pathrakarthara Bhavan in city yesterday, KRRS State President Badagalapura Nagendra said that at a time when farmers are suffering from land loss due to various development projects and at a time when tobacco farmers of Mysuru region are facing severe distress, their elected MP is hell-bent on bringing in more highways. “What is Pratap Simha’s personal interest in the project,” he questioned.

Nagendra said that the MP had directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials to speedily acquire land owned by farmers and escalate the work on the construction of the NH. “Ideally, being a representative of the people, Pratap Simha should have discussed the plight of farmers who will lose their lands for the highway. He is least bothered about the farmers and has never raised his voice against the injustice meted out to them in the name of development,” he said.

“This Highway project is a threat to the environment. As the MP is a strong advocate of the project, we suspect him having self-interest in it. We suspect there is commission involved in the road work. Instead of widening the existing NH-275, an entirely new project has been taken up and this was unnecessary as over 1,200 acres of fertile land will be acquired for the project,” he charged.

The KRRS leader said that it was unfortunate that Pratap Simha, who claimed to be hailing from the farming community, had failed to support the farmers. We will hold State-wide protests if the Government does not drop its decision to acquire fertile agricultural land for the road project,” he said.

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The Government must pay Rs. 3 crore per acre as compensation to farmers who lose land and jobs must be provided to one of the family members; once the road is completed, toll must not be levied from farmers, he demanded.

9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane highway – What is MP’s personal interest here: KRRS”

  1. K Sridhar says:

    When there is already a National Highway (NH275) why aquire more agricultural land for laying a parallel road??? Expanding and developing the already existing NH would entail minimal aquiring of agricultural land, which is a no brainer!!!!!! Why waste public money to aquire huge tracts of agricultural land??? The central govt and the CM of Karnataka must question this rediculous project.

  2. Garadi Mane Questo says:

    ‘Stiffly opposing the implementation of the Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane, 93-km National Highway (NH) parallel to the existing NH-275 that connects Mysuru and Kushalnagar, the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) has questioned the ‘self-interest’ of Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha in the project.’
    Is this MP Simha , the same cretin who is imposing the gas pipe line on Mysoreans, which involves extensive road digging , not tospeak of the gas leakage that may occur frequently from the underground gas pipes?
    This Simha , a BJP MP, acts like a typical RSS stick-wielding goonda , who wants to have his own way. I suspect there is plenty of money involved in this highway project, with opportunities to get slices of it.
    In the past, Congress MPs used to behave like this with impunity when there was no strong opposition party. The wheel has turned round, and now these BJP MPs.

  3. Garadi Mane Questo says:

    ‘Stiffly opposing the implementation of the Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane, 93-km National Highway (NH) parallel to the existing NH-275 that connects Mysuru and Kushalnagar, the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) has questioned the ‘self-interest’ of Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha in the project.’
    Is this MP Simha , the same cretin who is imposing the gas pipe line on Mysoreans, which involves extensive road digging , not tospeak of the gas leakage that may occur frequently from the underground gas pipes?
    This Simha , a BJP MP, acts like a typical RSS stick-wielding goonda , who wants to have his own way. I suspect there is plenty of money involved in this highway project, with opportunities to get slices of it.
    In the past, Congress MPs used to behave like this with impunity when there was no strong opposition party. The wheel has turned round, and now these BJP MPs.

  4. Ram says:

    Well there are some people who’s job is only to provoke the gullible and try to make money out of it, what I’ve noticed in our country is there’s a group ESUCH wants to oppose every development work in the name of “injustice to farmers”, “destroying environment” etc shr are they keeping quiet when illegal structures like huts, resorts, hotels, comes up in reserved forest area??? Why are our farmers not increasing the yield per acre when Israel, China etc are able to do so? What’s stopping them to grow more than already possible in the same area using innovation?

  5. Howdy, Modi! says:

    @Ram
    Hare Ram,
    In Israel, the quality of people are a cut above India. Israel has irrigated the Negev desert to grow fruits and vegetables.
    With all the monsoon rains and floods, India suffers from draught!

  6. Kiran says:

    Raita sangha people have personal interest in stalling development of the country. Farmers have been given good compensation. New highway is required to avoid traffic from bangalore towards Coorg reaching mysore.

  7. Howdy, Modi! says:

    @Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
    Destroying forests and creating massive road traffic encouraging car journeys is development in your opinion?
    Travel by train. After all you are not the minister attending important work.

  8. Howdy, Modi! says:

    Correction: Should be @Kiran Ke Sapne!

  9. Azeez says:

    The existing bypass from Srirangapatna to Yelwal has to be tarred and improved and widened accordingly and NH from Yelwal to Kushalnagar needs to be widened instead of wasting tax payers money for parallel NH. I am a native of Kushalnagar working in Blr and it’s a shame and pain to travel from Srirangapatna to Yelwal bypass. Let the honorable MP travel in this road and take action for improvement of existing roads. Moreover the expressway from Mysore to Blr is also a national waste. The main reason is to allow all iron ore laden trucks to use Blr Mys Madikeri Mangalore route and destroy the environment.

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