A few major projects that were under execution will finally see the light of the day when Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar inaugurates them on January 28 in Mysore.
These include the mini-Vidhana Soudha that would benefit a number of offices presently spread across the city to come under one roof, Kabini water supply scheme that would meet the drinking water requirements of the city in one wing and autonagar where automobile garages, repair shops and other motor parts and tyre shops, spread across the city, are to be accommodated.
These projects will be inaugurated as part of the six-day development week’ to be observed from January 28 when benefits of various departments will also be distributed to selected beneficiaries, according to Additional Deputy Commissioner Naga Nayak.
The Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has selected 5.18 acres for the maiden Auto Nagar’ project in Bandipalya. This is among the four such facilities to be created in four different parts of the city. Then Chief Minister D S Sadananda Gowda had laid the foundation stone in March last along with a number of other projects.
Mysore has nearly 550,000 vehicles with over 1,300 heavy and light vehicle repair garages. These are proposed to be shifted to the four auto nagar centres for which MUDA is selecting the lands.
The Rs 8.20 crore mini-Vidhana Soudha near the government house in Nazarbad is almost complete. A replica of the iconic Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, the headquarters of the state administration, similar structures are also proposed in other taluks of Mysore district. Some of them are in progress.
The project has been delayed by over a year as it was scheduled to be inaugurated by January last year alone.
The Kabini drinking water project will provide additional 60 million litres of water to Mysore a day.
The first phase of the project has been completed and trial supply of water has been done.
The Rs 108 crore project when completed in three stages is expected to benefit Mysore to the tune of 180 mld additional water that would help improve the water requirements of the city which is presently facing a shortage. Work on the first phase was launched in 2009 and was scheduled to be completed by 2011-mid.