The NH 275K Mysuru Outer Ring Road was slated for a significant transformation through a comprehensive upgrade program initiated by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), with both major and minor works in the pipeline.
This initiative followed Mysuru MP Shri Pratap Simha’s efforts to transfer the Mysuru ORR from Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), ensuring its regular maintenance and repairs.
The strengthening works were divided into two packages under the Engineering Procurement Construction mode: one covering Chainage 0-10 KM, and the other covering Chainage 10-41.535 KM.
These packages encompassed the western and eastern arcs between the Mysuru-Bengaluru NH275-ORR and Hinkal junctions, respectively. The detailed Scope of Work can be read here, which was published earlier – NH 275K Mysuru ORR Strengthening Works
Mysuru Outer Ring Road Seamless Service Lanes
The primary aspect of the work involved the strengthening of the existing carriageway. However, the most significant aspect of the project was the construction of service lanes with RCC stormwater drains on both sides of the main carriageway, extending from the Bannur to Nanjangud road junction. This section of the Mysuru ORR did not have service lanes before.
Another component within the scope involved planting approved plantations along the median, as permitted by NHAI, with the contractor responsible for maintenance for a period of one year.