Incessant rain during last two days floods Udupi roads, increase commuters' woes

Pics: Justin D'Silva

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/EP)

Udupi, Jul 5: Several roads in the district are flooded due to incessant rain during the last two days. People living near the sea shore are anxious. Rain water has filled in the fields in low lying areas.

Holidays have been declared for schools and colleges. Rain water at Muloor and Kallianpur reached above sea level. There is fear of floods if the rain continues.

Road on both of the sides of NH66 at Karavali junction is inundated. Vehicle drivers and pedestrians are struggling to cross the road. The water in Uppoor river has crossed the danger mark and people on the banks of the river have expressed fear.

Artificial floods are created due to lack of drainage facilities at some of the low areas such as Udupi, Doddanagudde, Manipal, Peram, Parkala and Malpe.

Some of the houses at Moodanidambur of Udupi Bannaje are surrounded by water as it has filled on the roads. Municipal council officers visited the spots and took safety measures.





Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • Thomas, Udupi town

    Wed, Jul 06 2022

    Ever since illogical development and unscientific engineering was applied in Udupi town, flooding is an annual phenomenon. Any fool can tell why water is collecting at the Adi Udupi by pass except those foolish uneducated local politicians and those sitting as authority in the Udupi Municipality. There is no drainage system or there the highways that are higher than the surrounding areas so it will naturally flood. Which foolish local cannot see this deficieny or does not understand this.? It is high time the local people stop the PWD and the Municipality when such irresponsible works are being carried out. If not just suffer and bear the inconvenience. I once asked the contractor who built the four lane highway from Adi Udupi to Manipal, why is the road being built at such a high elevation, and why is there no provision for drainage and walkways. He told me we have been awarded a contract to do the road works and we are executing according to their plans and design, that has no drainage nor pavements foreseen in our plans, perhaps after five years another phase with those works will be contracted and executed. And he was right! This is how our Town Planners and the PWD and The Udupi Municipality work. All the pavements that were built thereafter have MESCOM concrete poles in the center! What logic is that? These Authorities do not ever walk so they dont see. Its like the Police, we act when we get a complaint!

    DisAgree Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

  • K Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 05 2022

    This is the avathaar of Parasurama shrishti, even Lord Indra seems to be upset with them. Vote for Modi or Boat for Modi!

    DisAgree [13] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, Jul 05 2022

    Our world class designing and engineering in roads construction & drainage system is evident ....... definitely we are going to be number one super builders of roads in the world....!!!

    DisAgree [1] Agree [21] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: Incessant rain during last two days floods Udupi roads, increase commuters' woes

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.