Udupi: Pathetic state of roads in CMC chief’s ward, public urge for attention

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi(MS/HB) 

Udupi, Jul 3: Residents of Parkala ward of the city municipality, represented by president Sumitra Nayak, are unable to walk during monsoon as the road has been dug up leaving behind a muddy road.

From the past two months continuous excavation is being done through Hitachi earthmover. As the rains have started now, the road that has dug up has turned into Kambala field. There is no alternative route to go to Kodange from Parkala except this road. Though DC himself has prohibited excavation work during monsoon, the same continues at Parkala road. City municipality is least bothered about the plight of the public.

The road is dug up to a length of 1.5 km and is wide enough for just two buses to pass at a time. Locals held a foot march from BSNL office on Saturday. Later the excavation work was stopped. Public are accusing the city municipality of starting the work during monsoon from the remaining funds of city development.

It was decided to widen the road at a cost of Rs 1 crore grants under city development. As the work is progressing at a snail’s pace, it has led to non-stop excavation and unplanned work. Already three truck loads of cement is getting hardened.

There are around 100 houses on both sides of the road. Residents are finding it difficult to even walk. On Friday, one of the residents died of cardiac arrest. None of the ambulance and autorickshaw drivers agreed to drive on the muddy road. Later, he was taken to the ambulance in a stretcher.

Drain by the road side is closed for excavation work. Now the rainwater fills the verandah of the residents. In addition, the muddy water gets seeped into the well making it unfit for drinking.

Responding to Daijiworld Media, city municipality president and representative of the ward Sumitra Nayak said, “Due to the changes in the planned work, there is a delay in completion of the project. Public has to cooperate. I have instructed the engineer to start work on Monday, after putting the gravel. The work will finish within the end of monsoon.”





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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Jul 04 2022

    Surprisingly no commentary from the bhakts......looks like they are very happy with the condition of the road....otherwise they would be blaming Nehru, Congress & Gandhis for all these highway conditions.

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore.

    Mon, Jul 04 2022

    Sumitra Nayak said, “....................................The work will finish within the end of monsoon.” What nonsenses statement this man is giving. That means public has to suffer entire monsoon season.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Mon, Jul 04 2022

    One suggestion...for resolution is - better to keep the next Yoga/laga/roga/bhoga/banga day celebration at this location....!!!! as some good work can be anticipated for such program success... (blind bhakt's support is a must)

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  • Viraj, Udupi / Oman

    Mon, Jul 04 2022

    Most of the places in Udupi roads in disastrous condition. Another classis example of horrible condition of road is the area I live. Balaji Layout Kannarpady. The stretch after St.Mary English Medium school has not been touched by any of the government in power since the past 20 years after I have started residing there. The reason since these many years they say is Fund got exhausted when they approach our area. If that's the case let them start from our area first and then proceed further further. Its high time MLAs start moving around and see for themselves the condition of Udupi roads rather than leaving it to their subordinates. Once again I appeal to Raghupathi Bhat-MLA Udupi to find some time out and see this stretch of road in Balaji Layout which requires attention immediately. To add to our plight MTR has got its godown in Balaji Layout 2 wherein heavy duty vehicles are constantly plying there by making the road to a disastrous condition.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sun, Jul 03 2022

    Wow......Number one super power in roads.........every where double engine growth.....great going.....true deveopment.....Bhattroo bokka Akkaa odeh potherriye.....!!!

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  • Altaf Sheikh, Urwa Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 03 2022

    Vote for BJP!!!

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 03 2022

    What would be state of roads if BJP remains in power for the next 30 years as claimed by tadipar murder accused. It will be a Kambala Road ways.

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