Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, May 22: Development work at Maryhill Junction on Airport Road in the city is 90% complete. This project was taken up at a cost of Rs 1.4 crore under the premium FAR grant.
The inner road in front of Inland building at Padavinangady which joins the Maryhill through Mahalasa Temple was concretised in the first phase at a cost of Rs 40 lacs under the Malnad development project and at a cost of Rs 1.4 crore under Rajiv Gandhi Nagar Vikas Yojana. The circle was developed in the third phase at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore.
Work on installing an interlock, a bus bay, footpath and rainwater trenches are yet to be completed. A small park has been built at the circle. Hundreds of vehicles use this road and circle in the morning and evening to drop and pick up students from a nearby private school. The idols of Lord Ganesha are brought in procession through this circle once in a year during the festival.
Residents have urged the MCC to complete asphalting of the inner road that leads to Maryhill helipad from the junction. At present only half of the work has been asphalted. If work is completed, it will be useful during the monsoon season.