Mangaluru: Mularpatna Bridge collapse - MP Nalin blames official apathy, sand mafia


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 27: Dakshina Kannada MP, Nalin Kumar Kateel, said that Mularpatna Bridge happens to be the first bridge in coastal region to become victim of sand mafia. He also blamed official apathy for this disastrous development.

Nalin, speaking to media persons in the city on Tuesday June 26, said that the locals had sent report supported of video recording relating to damage caused by unscientific extraction of sand at the base of the bridge, crumbling of bridge pillars etc during the last two years to the officials. "Still the district administration failed to take steps to stop illegal sand mining there. Sand extraction continued unabated with the support and influence of people then in power. If the officials were unable to maintain the damaged bridge, they should have informed about it to the government in writing. Because of the negligence of the officials, people of the region have to face hardships for over two years," he angrily said.

Kateel said he had visited the spot along with local MLA and asked district administration and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd to make temporary alternative arrangements for the people.

Kateel added that with the crashing of the bridge, the road to the hanging bridge across Phalguni River had become nonexistent and that the same has been restored. He said effort to provide connection by building culvert across a drain nearby is being made. Noting that tempos come to the starting point of the hanging bridge on the other side, he said once people cross the hanging bridge, arrangements have been made to transport them to different places by tempos.

Currently, buses having permits to move to Gurpur have to come back from there. All buses have to come till Mularpatna Bridge. The deputy commissioner has been asked to run two KSRTC buses from Mularpatna via Koltamajalu and Polali road, he explained.

  

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  • PEDDA GUNDA, MANGALURU

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Imagine all the NALINI in parliament what will happens to this country !!

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  • Mangalore lover, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Enchina Karma Patheruni ah janatta.. pod nukud padle povad anchi bollod.....hehehehe

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Unfit MP of mangalore

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Sitting MP Nalin from Mangalore is ruling since 9 years straight. Is he agreeing to the fact that he know the sand mafia is going on and he is unable to curb it till the bridge came down?

    The bridge is gone. What is the contingency plan as an Member of Parliament who frequent himself to be seen only in 'Dharna' and 'Press conference'?

    There are eight battalions of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), for responding to disaster situations, under the control of the NDMA. If really worried for the suffering of the people who are dependent on this bridge other than compensation for Sangh Parivar caders he can ask Ministry of Defence for help to set up bridge that can be installed in few days.

    Only few days this MP is giving statement of four lane roads which is only existing in the clouds. It is time to prove his individual capability.

    Burning is easy than said. Now it is time to walk the talk.
    Jai Hind

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  • Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    And finally our Firestarter MP wakes up from his slumber...Kateelanna Mularpatna bridge budley.. Pumpwell flyover thuley... 8 varsha anndd.. inchaa andaa pumpwell flyover inaugrate malpunaganey kusidd bhooru..

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  • JK, southkanara

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    AVARU ADU MADIDARU.......... EVARU IDU MADIDARU.... NAVU IDU MADIDEVU........ AVARU ASHTU THINDARU....... EVARU SWALPA THINDARU....... NAAVU ISHTU MADIDEVU....... AVARU HOIGE THINDARU......... NAAVU HOIGE COMMISSION THINDEVU........ AVARU BRIDGE KATTIDARU......... IVARU BRIDGE BEELISIDARU..... EEGA NAAVU BRIDGE KATTUVEVU........ PUNAHA COMMISSION THINNUVEVU.....
    Oh God...... enough is enough - Both Ex MLA, Ex Ministers, Present MP all are travelling in same BOAT by shaking hands..... common citizen is finally suffering for the havoc done by these stupids........ Why blame Sand mafia now.... where were you sleeping when such incidents happening there ..... No other work to do..... give big lecture and scold some officers..... thats all....

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  • H. Siddhanti, Udupi/Washington DC

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Easy solution. Let him resign from MP (he can not do or speak anything in the Parliament anyway) and start building the bridge himself after falling at the feet of kalladka bhat and getting his blessings (by the way, I have seen a photo where he has done this in the middle of the road). He has lot of experience (probabaly the only experience he has) of erecting shamianas for nagamandalas and bajrang dal meetings. If he does not take up such activities, he might start doing what he threatened that he will do, i.e. start fires and burn dakshina kannada!

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Nalin never knew that that the Mularpatna Bridge existed until it collapsed and was in the news — so much for this useless, good-for-nothing Dakshina Kannada MP who wouln't know head from tail!

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  • raman, Bangalooru

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    the 10th pass guy was sleeping all these four years and keeping his tail inside for last 365 * 4 and suddenly his tail has come out? he could have filed case like he said he will burn managalore if any blind bakth was arrested..

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  • Dell, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    SEZ agency whish supplies water from AMR water dam in Bantwal dug up the place near the pillars of the bridge to lay pipeline. There was a huge leak in the pipeline later. The high pressure water washed up huge amount of sand and mud from the place as well.

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  • ANU, dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    THEY THEMSELVES DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE TALKING STANDING OVER THE BRIDGE. THEY ARE JUST VISITING THE SITE. THEY WILL NEXT COME FOR THE FOUNDATION LAYING OF BRIDGE AND NEXT VISIT ON OPENING OF NEW BRIDGE. IN BETWEEN THIS THEY WILL BE BUSY IN RALLY AND PADAYATRA.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Do not blame him! Voters are responsible for electing useless!! What has he done for Mangalore for the pat 10 years...??? At least some thing on Nanthhor, Pumpwell??? MP post has lost the charm in both Udupi / Mlore!! For us hinduthwa is enough!!

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    He is not elected by voters, He became MP by the blessing of EVM.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    ..... what does the contract agreement say and apply strongly so no drama please.
    It is nothing but serious Crime against people, nation and business.

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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    blame is ok. what's the punishment ? are they not eligible for any punishment for this negligence ? Let's be practical and ensure they all ( all the officials who ignored this ) need to be punished and penalized. Please.

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  • JOHN EDELWISE,TOKYO,JAPAN, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    HANGING BRIDGE!!WONDER OF THE WORLD!!
    ALL FAKE!!! WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MRPL AND BRIDGE? MRPL IS CONSTRUCTING BRIDGES?
    LOOK AT THE BRIDGES CONSTRUCTED BY BRITISH!! STILL IN GOOD CONDITION,
    SEND THE ENGINEERS TO ENGLAND FOR TRAINING

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  • Dell, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    SEZ agency whish supplies water from AMR water dam in Bantwal dug up the place near the pillars of the bridge to lay pipeline. There was a huge leak in the pipeline later. The high pressure water washed up huge amount of sand and mud from the place as well.

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    mr. fire raja, when any bridge has been completed, then you will praise modi, but now for failure, why don't you blame modi instead blaming oppositions and others.

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  • subhodh, kallianpur

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    this bridge was not constructed by Modi, then why we need to blame him? only for your satisfaction we can blame him. but what was doing our ex MLA during their regime? why they failed to control sand mafia? who are in favour of these mafia?

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  • Abdul Samad, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    POKKADE POLICE ENGINEER (NALIN KUMAR KATEEL ) SAANKADA MEETH UNTHUDE ENCHA SAANKA AVAA HE JEEVA MANODU

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  • paul menezes, mangalore/bangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    I want to know what is the current status of pumpwell flyover ? Why to blame others when our Mp cannot direct concerned officials to construct on time..

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Lottery for Nalin....Bridge repair or built comes under central government fund....Pumpwell flyover . Thokkottu Fly over and now Mularpatna Bridge...What a lucky man.... another 10 years no problem...

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    EVEN KIDS BUILD BRIDGES WITH MUD.....BUT THIS USELESS MP CAN NOT EVEN COMPLETE ONE WORK....FIRST OF ALL HE DO NOT POSSESS THE CULTURE OF COMMUNICATION.....HE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH OFFICIALS.....THERE IS NO SINGLE PROJECT FOR HIS CREDIT.....SAME LIKE SHOBHAKKA....BOTH ARE FIT FOR NOTHING....
    SAND MAFIA...ARE YOU SLEEPING...EATING MONEY AND ENJOYING LUXURIOUS LIFE....

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    FIRE MP OF D.K . when sand mafia paid money to you that time they we good and now blame them . you type of people are reason to destroy our city ..............

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  • PK, KARKALA

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    UNDH RAGALE IJJI, BATTHE 2 LAAT BUDIYE SAND MAFIA. DRUG MAFIA PANDE POYE.

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  • rahil, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Always He goes, checks and shouts and result same like him Zero.

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  • RAJ KUMKAR, mangalore/kudla

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    thank god he blames to the sand mafia otherwise whatever happen its because of Congress party

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Our Country (Top to bottom) are preoccupied with blame game.
    Indira Gandhi died 40 years back and Modi & full team members are still in parranio of those emergency era. Any thing and everything pertaining to present peiod is due to congress rule of 70 years. Then why people have chosen BJP ? Admit publicly if your not capable of correcting previous mistakes.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Why this is not controlled earlier if these leaders knows the reason for bridge collapse earlier

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    I blame both BJP and congress, Failing to stop sand mafia state gvt failure, fail to nationalhighway well MP mistake

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  • anees, Karkala/Dubai.

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Minimum 10 years take to Built Bridge. Did Mr Nalin talk about schedule frame for Bridge construction.
    People are suffer because of blaming leader.

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  • Arif, Muscat

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    ಪೊಯ್ಯ ದೆಪ್ಪುವೆರ್ ಪಂದ್ ಗೊತ್ತುಂಡು, ಅವೇನೇ ಉಂತಾಯೆರೆಗ್ ಆತಿಜ್ಜಿ. ಇತ್ತ ಬತ್ತ್ ಆಯೇನ ತಪ್ಪು ಉಂಬೆನ್ ತಪ್ಪು ಆಟ ಗೊಬ್ಬರೇ ಶುರು ಮಲ್ತೆರ್ ನಳಿನಿ ಅಕ್ಕ (ಅಣ್ಣ)

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  • Samuel Sadanand, Balmatta/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    He blamed and went.His job over.Did he take any action? Last 4 and half year only blame game.zero action.

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  • Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    We need an educated MP.

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  • ramesh, udupi

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    for that we need educated people who votes them.

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  • vivek, hirebyle / Abu dhabi

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Eeeth puraaa anagaa ....NALINI ei volittaaa??

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  • cynthia, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Awake and arise Mr. Nalin. Take swift action before one more tragedy takes place... Gurpur bridge.. May god save and bless everyone who travel through that bridge.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Was the foundation laid on sand that the bridge should collapse? Why blame sand mining as the cause of this disaster? Quality of some of our bridges is that we need to be prepared for the worst once we place our foot on it.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Depends on to what depth the earth was dug and piles driven to pour concrete to construct the pillars. If the pillars were started say.. six feet below the existing ground, obviously carving around it for sand or erosion due to flowing water will weaken the soil around the pillar ? How can such a long bridge stand all by itself when the pillars give way ?

    Investigate the reports made by the locals and find out whose dredging equipments were used for extracting sand. Penalize them heavily because they have anyway filled their coffers by sand smuggling, putting at risk public safety and damaging public property.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 27 2018

    Blame Game ...

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