Udupi: People demand to see Santhekatte overpass blue print


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP/HB)

Udupi, Oct 25: A public meeting relating to the approval of a project relating to the construction of a vehicular overpass at Santhekatte junction on the National Highway here, which is planned to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 27.4 crore, was held on Sunday October 24.

The first meeting with the participation of the general public was held at Mount Rosary church Millennium hall, at Santhekatte near here.

Various merits and demerits of the said project were taken up at the meeting.

The key points raised at the meeting are as follows:

Two separate bus stands are required, to avoid traffic congestion. One of them is for service buses, which ply between from Udupi to Brahmavar, Kundapur routes, whereas the other is for city buses (local routes).

A blueprint of the approved project was demanded to be displayed in a prominent public place at Santhekatte.

The National Highways Authority of India was advised to collect public opinion about the project before taking up the project so as to avoid unscientific construction.

Another suggestion which came up was to widen the service roads and to extend it from Ambagilu to K G Road.

Sometimes duty police or traffic police park their vehicles on the road during their duty hours. This causes problems for the vehicular movements, it was pointed out.

The police department was asked to impose fines on those vehicles, which are found parked in front of the fish market and shops at Santhekatte.

The key points of Sunday’s meeting will be given to local people's representatives and the concerned authority. An official committee will be formed soon, in order to discuss the project. The public urged the cooperation of people's representatives.

The people also opined that the upcoming project should not disrupt the bonding of locals of two sides of national highway. Surathkal flyover is the best model, where people can park their vehicles under the flyover. "Most of the government plans were unscientific and after the construction, they often create problems in many ways. Once the construction is done, no one can change it. There have been several examples to prove this point. Santhekatte is a crucial junction, where vehicles come from all directions towards the junction. Traffic issues arise during the weekends and peak hours. There are educational institutions in Kallianpur, besides market, auto rickshaw stand, church among others. Children and senior citizens are facing problems while crossing the road. Let the NHAI consult the local public and pool their opinions, before taking up the project," the participants said.



 

 

 

 

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    People know that BJP can make only Blue CD's ...

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Pistool Rani Shobakka's name ito be given it gets completed with in 10 years.

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  • Samantha, Santhekatte / Kallianpura

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    What about the bakery in the middle of the road. That is un authorized and supposed to go for highway project. Why the elected leaders are not taking about it.

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  • Nathon, Santhekatte

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    Which bakery are you talking about.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    shoba santhekatte is similar 2 nalin pumpwell.

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    It is noted many a times the plans prepared for such projects always has two divisions....one for estimation and second one for execution. When (BOQ) Bill Of Quantities is prepared the there will be so many clauses and terms, conditions it really looks like international level tender. But when site reality comes its pathetic..... No time frame, No quality, No inspection, No accountability. We require people like of Santhekatte. Keep it up O dear people of Santhekatte. all the best of luck.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    After building fly over pls put a name plate mentioning names of people who lost thier life in accidents in the place due government negligence not doing developmental works.

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  • Arpitha Monteiro, Bajpe

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Very good Demond from the public today is my 50th birthday so I want hear some good news , hope the local MLA will give the good news , This my birthday is very simple one coz I can’t move around

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    these all are empty promises.....jumlabaazi by tututu bebebe...chobha...

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    This is big joke by the NHAI asking public about the plan, public will have hundreds of ideas so whom will they please. Looks like NHAI officials have no idea at all. The police will not penalize vehicles which are parked in front of fish market and other business establishment's since they get a part of profits from the vendors.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    People think Shobha is a Feku ...

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    People voted Modi...shadow won and agenda....they are not interested in developments!

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