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Udupi: Work on Widening NH 66 Resumes in Full Swing

Udupi: Work on Widening NH 66 Resumes in Full Swing

Suvarna Brahmavar
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (RD/CN)

Udupi, Sep 28: The four-lane road work on the national highway, which was hindered by incessant rains, picked momentum a few days ago. Construction workers who were helpless due to the persistent rains are gearing up for strenuous and long hours of work. The work resumed on the Suratkal–Kundapur stretch of the NH 66 which was stalled during the monsoon.

Trees dotting the NH 66 are being cleared for the purpose while the relocation of electric poles is yet to be done. Aphalting has been completed in Katpady and Kota on NH 66.


Underpass at Brahmavar

The national highway authority originally planned to construct an underpass in front of Ruchira Complex, Brahmavar, near here. Accordingly, it has laid the foundation for pillars. However, it seems the original plan has been changed to construct 200 meters beside Brahmavar community health centre. The pillars that were recently erected near Ruchira Complex have been demolished using earthmovers by the contractor Navyug Construction Company, which has swiftly undertaken road work on government land, while the land acquisition process along a few stretches of highway has hindered its construction work.


Separate underpass and bridge

Work is in progress to construct an underpass and a bridge. Over 600 workmen are based in labour camps at Yadtady and Padubidri to complete the asphalting on NH 66 except construction of bridge and underpass ahead of the monsoon in 2012.


Shortage of crushed granite

The granite deposits located at Miyar in Nalkoor gram panchayat have been supplying the entire stock required for four-lane works of the 75 km Kundapur–Suratkal stretch on NH 66. However, due to the stay order issued by the High Court banning the crushers, the shortage of crushed granite is likely to impede the road work. The existing stock of crushed granite would be sufficient for a month say the project co-ordinators.

 

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  • R. Sridhar, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Full Swing!!?? I doubt. With the rift between Congress and Jagan Reddy and the top officials of Navayug Construction company under CBI enquiry, the resumption of work will not happen any time soon. Just travel from Thokkottu to Kundapur and you will see that all men and machinery of road work have vanished.

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  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 29 2011

    Mr Sandesh Shetty, Bangalore/Kudla: The National Highways and its projects are funded by the Central Govt.and not by the State Government. The present project of NH 66 which hitherto was NH 17 was handed over to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), a Central Govt. undertking for ution of this four lane project. The Surathkal - B.C.Road four lane project, is also uted by NHAI, through contractor IRCON. which is marred by lot of complications and legal cases. The responsibility and credit/debit goes to the Central Govt. whoever is in power and not the State Govt.

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  • Lawrence D'Souza, Kalmady

    Thu, Sep 29 2011

    HI Greg,please refer the comments of Mr.Edward Monteiro he is cent percent correct.

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  • Sandesh Shetty, Bangalore/Kudla

    Thu, Sep 29 2011

    Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa / Mumbai for your poor knowledge Karnataka saw more developments during BJP rule. Better than your previous congress govt's.

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  • Dr Prakash Harischandra, Mangalore/New Orleans

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    NH 17 has been redisgnated for the north . Southern states have nos above 50 ,it was notified in April 2011. 1-50 in north ,

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  • sathish, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    MaM u always write the best and most of the readers like u r comments.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa / Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Now that Yeddy and Reddy are almost behind bars, Karnataka will progress.

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  • mustafa gangavali, shiruru/dubai

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    good news, hope all work will b compleeted on time n helping to reduce the daily accidents.

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Amanda, Irshad & Greg, please your GK at least when it concerns your native place. It has been changed to NH 66 for quite some time now.

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  • VNayak, Mangalore/Switzerland

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    I think there is the confusion with the legendary highway in the US which is Route 66. AND THIS IS THE FAULT OF THE ITALIAN LED GOVERNMENT.

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  • Anoop, Bangalore

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Usually North south(Vertical) Roads are numbered with Odd numbers and East West (Horizontal) roads in Even numbers.

    Id NH 17 is numbered 66 then there is some problem. Not sure when this change has happened. If someone provide reference would be great.

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  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Mr. Amanda, Barkur, The writer is 100% correct. The NH 17 has been renumbered as NH 66. Also NH 48, Mangalore - Bangalore road has been renumbered as NH 75 and NH-13, Mangalore-Solphur road has been renumbered as NH 169. If you are ignorant of the facts, do not find fault with the writer and prove your ignorance. For more information, you can contact National Highway Office located near Urwa Stores, Mangalore,
    Ph: 0824-2450415.

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  • Indian man, mumbai

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Mr Naga Nayak. true to his name has verbal dyeirrea by not eating Italian food but just looking at it.It is incurable.Do not try to give some medicine which will not have any effect..

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  • Rajneesh , Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Dear Mr. Nagesh Nayak, the road widening is National Highway and the funds for these and concreting roads in Mlore is central govt funds..This is for yours and all the daiji readers information

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  • Vika Mangalore, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Nagesh Nayak,Bangalore,please change your dialogue,can you bring some new dialogue against congress or any others partys....jai ho nagesh nayak...

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Nagesh, when will your contract expires...for writing the same story supporting Yeddy Redyys ? I think you have ready made comments without reading the article.

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  • Vincent, Kundapura

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Very Nice. Let us hope for BEST.
    Mr.Nagesh Nayak, Don't involve any REDDY or YEDDY in this WORK. This is public's welfare

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  • amanda, Barkur

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    Since when did NH 17 change it name to NH 66 ? The writer should get his facts properly before publishing NH 66 starts from Puducherry and ends in Bangalore. Just google search.

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    IT IS SHAMEFUL SINCE INDEPENDENCE CONGRESS GOVT. NEVER BOTHERED TO LAY PROPER MOTORABLE ROADS.

    NOW ITALIAN LED CONGRESS IS MAKING LIFE OF MIDDLE CLASS, POOR & COMMON MAN AS MISERABLE.

    PRICES OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES & PETROLEUM PRODUCTS ARE RISING ON WEEKLY BASIS.

    ITALIAN LED CONGRESS NEVER BOTHERED ABOUT COMMONM MAN.

    BURNING ISSUES LIKE TELANGANA CRISIS HAS BEEN SIDELINED & ENGAGED IN MINTING MONEY THRU SCAMS.

    FULL SUPPORT FOR P. CHIDAMBARAM WHO SIPHONED CRORES OF RUPEES IN 2G SPECTRUM.

    SHRIMAAN SUBRAMANYA SWAMIJI IS HAVING PROOF OF PAPERS SENT FOR NOTE PRINTING TO PAKISTAN.

    HE IS HAVING ALL THE DETAILS OF VADRA'S KARNAMAS.

    BUT ITALIAN LED CONGRESS IS TIGHT LIPPED ON THE ABOVE.

    ITALIAN LED CONGRESS IS ALERT ONLY IN BEATING WOMEN & CHILDRENS AT MIDNIGHT.



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  • irshad, Shiroor/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    This Highway was known as NH 17. is it changed to NH 66 ?

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  • GREG, UDUPI/DXB

    Wed, Sep 28 2011

    IS National Highway66 or NH 17?

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