Infrastructure of Mysore City
The total area of Mysore city is expanding rapidly which now spreads over more than 15000 hectares. The city’s infrastructure pertains to water supply, public transport, electricity, sanitation, roads and basic services for the urban poor.
Existing Facilities Improvement
The basic services ensured for the urban poor includes potable water supply, improvement of slums through sanitation facilities, community bath and toilets, construction of community halls, etc.
Infrastructure Development through JNNRUM
It is due to the improvements being made on the roads like traffic median, guard rails, signage and the facilities made for the pedestrians like foot path, underway, foot over bridges etc. has helped reduce the accident rate in the city. Besides, awareness being imparted through print and electronic media have played a vital role in curtailing the accident rate.
National highways 17.33 and 88, seems to pass via Mysore, which increases the availability of nearby towns and cities. The state highway to Bangalore has been upgraded by making it 4 lanes and it has reduced the travelling time considerably. Now, it needs only two hours’ drive to reach the Bangalore city, and the total road network in the city, has five arterial roads connecting to Bangalore, Mangalore, Kanakapura and Manantavady; whereas, the total length of all types of these roads in the city comes to around 2000 kms.
Reduced Congestion through Ring Roads
Mysore has a good road network consisting of outer ring road, intermediate ring road and the inner ring road. The outer ring road goes around the city and it helps minimizing the traffic congestion in the city. While, the other ring roads pass through the existing roads. However, upgrading the ring roads is under active consideration of the government.
Road Improvement Infrastructure
Making improvements at the junctions, road markings, etc. will be proposed as matters of importance. Parking facilities for vehicles at bus stations, railway stations etc. are supposed to be improved.
Construction of new bridges, development of roads and parks will certainly reduce the congestion being experienced in the city now and it will provide a new look to the city.
The growth of Mysore city is gradual unlike other cities where there is a development.And it is a great positive point of the city that, it still has room for growth. Another peculiarity of the city is that, it has a low slum population, and Mysore city’s geographical lying is favorable to its growth. It has the proximity of Kerala, Bangluru and Chennai.
The wireless communication system through WI-Fi system has transformed Mysore into an IT friendly place. Big IT companies are moving to the city as they have found the place conducive to their business. But, the city needs to be planned accordingly. The city is to be geared up for meeting the large scale inflow of employees and their families. Residential facilities and standard educational institutions are to be set up. The most important thing is that the green coverage of the city is to be increased.
It is high time to explore the feasibility of raising a second railway station at Mysore as it will reduce the crowd in the existing station. The State Government pays much attention to the rail development in Mysore as it is willing to take up project on cost sharing basis with central Government. The intention of both the State and Central Governments is to enhance connectivity to the hinterland and give an impetus to economic growth of the backward areas.
Mysore is the divisional headquarters of southern railways and the railway lines passing through the city enhances the accessibility to other cities and makes the commodity movement faster. The central railway workshop in Mysore is being equipped to undertake the overhauling of the Linke Holfmann Busch [LHB] that are attached to Rajadhani and Satabdhi trains.
Such Railway Infrastructure of Mysore offers train services on a regular basis, and thus people are benefited by the daily travel facility. These trains are usually moved from Mysore to Bangalore and in reverse order (that means, Bangalore to Mysore) as well. With the intention to speedup the transportation, the authorities have planned to modify the railway infrastructure.
Though it is a small airport, the travelers get facilities like duty free-shopping, etc. Thousands of travelers from different parts of the country boost the travel sector; and however, the airport requires international facilities. Travelers can reach Mysore airport by bus and taxi cabs as well.
Development in Tourism Sector
As the tourist sector gets affected easily, it has to be improved; also, the urban transport system in the city has to be improved further to attract tourists, and the business community, as well as Public amenities needs to be strengthened.
The drainage in the city needs to be improved in order to avoid water locking of the low lying areas. In fact, it is a project that needs priority in implementing.
Also, Infrastructure is being the stepping stone for the development of the place, as thousands of travelers from different parts of the country arrive to boost the travel sector, there is a necessity for international facilities.
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