Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (MS)
Kundapur, Aug 13: The reconstruction work of Jetty at Gangolli fishing port is going on at brisk pace at a cost of Rs 12 crore. As the work is not completed even during this off fishing season, fishing boats are facing inconvenience to anchor their boats.
Around 200 meter workout of the 405 meter long jetty is complete. Work is going at a brisk pace. The quality of work is good. But the fishermen opine that it would have been convenient to carry out fishing this season if the work was completed in the off fishing season.
The jetty which collapsed in August 2018 has been out of use since then. Byndoor MLA Sukumar Shetty had flagged off the reconstruction work in February 2021. But the work is not yet over.
There are more than 300 purse seine boats, 600 trawlers and 500 country boats at Gangolli port. Thousands of fishermen depend on this port for their livelihood. However, now only 200 meter is available to anchor the boats which is creating huge inconvenience. The fishermen have urged to complete the work at least by the end of this fishing season.
Concrete flooring work near the jetty is yet to begin. It is not possible to complete the other works before the fishing season of this year begins. It will be very difficult to anchor the boats. It will also cause difficulty for fisherwomen to carry the fish from the port.