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MUDA puts renewed emphasis on plot development and group housing

MUDA Commissioner P.S. Kantharaju presenting the budget in Mysuru on Friday. M.A. SRIRAM

MUDA Commissioner P.S. Kantharaju presenting the budget in Mysuru on Friday. M.A. SRIRAM  

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₹1.64 crore surplus budget for Mysuru Urban Development Authority

The Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) budget for 2018-19, tabled on Friday, projected a revenue of ₹323.35 crore against expenditure of ₹321.17 crore, leaving it with a surplus of ₹1.64 crore.

The bulk of the projected revenue is anticipated from the sale of sites and creation of new layouts, including distribution of 530 sites in Lalitadrinagar 1st, which is expected to fetch MUDA ₹38 crore. Likewise, auction of corner and stray sites is expected to fetch the authority ₹130 crore, and distribution of 86 CA sites will help it garner ₹30 crore.

The budget, which was tabled by MUDA Commissioner P.S. Kantharaj, expects ₹40 crore by way of sanctioning plans and approval of private layouts. Interest on deposits, rentals from commercial establishments, tax on sites and vacant property, fines etc will add up to another ₹58.25 crore.

Revenue and expenditure apart, the thrust of the MUDA budget is on new projects for Mysuru and the authority has given emphasis on affordable housing scheme for which group housing will be taken up at Ramakrishna Nagar E and F block, Bogadi, Gokulam 3rd stage, Hinkal, near ORR. A model unit will be constructed at Gokulam for which a DPR has been prepared with IDECK.

Joint plot development

MUDA will take up plot development at Balahalli and Kenchalgudu on a 50:50 basis with farmers, as per which owners will transfer land to MUDA, which will develop the property at its cost, transfer 50% of the developed plot to land owners as compensation in lieu of surrendering land.. Under this, the MUDA plans to create 6,155 sites at Ballahalli where it plans to acquire 381.01 acres and nearly 6,000 sites at Kenchalgudu. A group housing project is also planned at Kenchalgudu on a 40-acre plot.

To enhance drinking water supply to residential areas ₹5 crore has been set aside, and ₹100 crore for land acquisition.

Other projects

To improve connectivity within the city and cope with traffic density, MUDA plans to widen and develop the main road connecting Vijayanagar Ist Stage with ORR service road, from Yadavgiri to Brindavan Nagar via the railway underbridge. Millennium Circle will be embellished and a statue of queen Kampanajamanidevi will be installed. A 15-acre land has been identified near Mandakalli where an Auto Nagar has been planned, and so have development of Bal Bhavan at Bannimantap and construction of commercial complexes. MUDA also plans to transfer 45 layouts from its jurisdiction to Mysuru City Corporation during 2018-19; development of gardens and parks with NGO assistance, and finalise alignment for the peripheral ring road mooted in the masterplan. MUDA chairman Dhruvakumar, elected representatives, including MLAs Vasu, G.T. Deve Gowda, M.K. Somashekar, and MLC Sandesh Nagaraj were present.

Going green

MUDA plans to shore up green cover of the city by planting 1 lakh trees in the new financial year. These will be taken up at Vijayanagar 4th stage, Lalitadrinagar, Shantaveri Gopalagowda Nagar, R.T. Nagar and in a few private layouts approved by MUDA. A sum of ₹1.76 crore has been set aside for the purpose.

Lake development also finds a mention in the budget. MUDA will also tap solar energy in a big way in various layouts and to start with, the parks developed by it at Dattagalli and Vijayanagar.

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