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The fast growing cities like Mysuru should have well developed infrastructure to cope up with the future growth in population and vehicular density. If not, living in Mysuru will be a nightmare in a few years from now.
Keeping this in mind, Mysuru MP Pratap Simha and Chairman, Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) met Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways in Mysuru on Monday and urged him to provide Central government funding for the planned Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) – a much-needed infrastructure to make the travel around the periphery of Mysuru hassle-free.
The duo met Shri. Nithin Gadkari when he came to Mysuru on a personal visit and they appraised him of various centrally funded infrastructure works being implemented in Mysuru. The proposed PRR will be 5 to 6 kms away from the existing outer ring road (ORR) and will be around 70 plus kilometres in length. The land to the tune of 800 plus acres is required to build this PRR, and land acquisition takes the lion share of the project cost.
Significance of PRR and how it differs from ORR
- Outer Ring Road (ORR)
The 6 lane outer ring road (ORR) connects all major suburbs around Mysuru. People from one suburb locality can move to another suburban locality without coming to the core city centre. This will make the city centre less congested, as there is no need for people to come to the city centre to make an onward journey. Also, people driving from another city wanting to visit any suburban locality, they can straight away go there without entering the city centre.
Currently most of the industrial estates are connected to ORR, so the raw material and finished goods can move in and move out of these estates using ORR.
- Peripheral Ring Road (PRR)
PRR will be 5 to 6 kilometres from the existing ORR, so people from other cities wanting to visit neighbouring districts/ taluks like Madikeri, Nanjangud OR Chamarajanagar, need not take ORR, as it is within the vicinity of the Mysuru city. Instead they can take PRR and avoid getting into Mysuru city altogether. This will eliminate traffic congestion totally and make their travel that much pleasant.
In a nutshell
ORR has changed the way people travel within Mysuru and PRR will make a huge difference to those who intend to travel along the periphery of Mysuru. Their journey on PRR will be joyful, as they will get to travel on world-class road with least traffic congestion.