Mangaluru: Thokkottu flyover may be opened for traffic on June 10


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 28: Thokkottu flyover, construction of which had been limping since the last eight years, had gained speed since the last some months. It is almost ready, and may be opened for vehicular traffic on June 10.

The asphalting work of the flyover from the top till the road connects the main road has been completed. Work on sealing the cracks which have in the concreting on the flyover and construction of protective walls are under way. Work of filling mud and levelling with concrete mix is going on in the other side.

Navayuga Company's chief project director, Shankar Rao, has exuded confidence that the balance work would be completed in five days, following which curing will be done for seven days. He is confident of opening the flyover for public use on June 10.


Thokkottu flyover - File photo

The flyover is expected to provide respite to the dense traffic on the main road and the service road. Shankar Rao said that the service road would be repaired and obstacles would be removed to pave way for smooth traffic.

The flyover project had faced several problems. After teething problems like reluctance of locals to sacrifice their land for the project, there was demand to change the design of the flyover. Thereafter, Navayuga faced financial crisis. Therefore the flyover construction was in limbo.

During the last some years, protests, accusations, Padayatras etc were held and the local MP had visited the flyover site many a time, checked development, and warned the officials and contractors.

On February 28 this year, at a meeting attended by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel with the participation of MLAs from the district and union minister for highways, Nitin Gadkari and his personal secretary, the company was asked to complete the work by May 31. To facilitate this, a cheque of Rs 55 crore was also handed over at the meeting.

  

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Pumpwell flyover opening May end , But not mentioned the year ?

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  • Rocks, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Pumpwell please ????

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    6th June is ok. But 2020 or 2021 not clear.
    Going by previous assurances, nothing will happen coming June 6th this year. Watch my words.
    At the most, some make-shift arrangements will be made to speed up the so called opening ceremony and the work will continue for another year to complete it.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Anil Kumar, Mangalore,
    Your comments make sense and I fully agree with you.

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  • VIKKI, MANGALORE

    Tue, May 28 2019

    SAB KA SAATH SAB KA VIKAS SAB KA VISHWAS
    JAI MODIJI

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  • AnoNymouS, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Sab Bhakwas

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Y only Thokkotu flyover what about Pumpwel flyover ????? still 5 yrs needed ???

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  • althaf, Kaup

    Tue, May 28 2019

    May be in 2024 BJP may include in their manifesto to open pumpwell flyover.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Great news for all of us!!! several innocent lives are gone unncessarily because of this flyway???

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, May 28 2019

    It sounds good that Thokkottu flyover will be opened for traffic on June 10 ?. I think it should be opened when it is fully serviceable to traffic and pedestrians. From the picture it looks like it is not fully ready even after eight years.

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  • Manu, Thokottu

    Tue, May 28 2019

    It's a old pick , it's almost complete but not sure it will by 10th June

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  • Rajesh Acharya, Ullal

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Good That it's opening... Can anyone plz ask the engineers... How to cross Ullal while coming from Mangalore....

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  • George, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    This is possible only with BJP, Congress didn’t build.a flyover for the last 70 years.

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    George. Your comment may be sarcasm but there are people who'll blindly believe that

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, May 28 2019

    If 55 crores paid....why they collect toll??

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  • Deepak r, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Hope the quality of the flyover is upto the mark. Because just to show off and the date bar the work is not neglected. God save us from any dangers.

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  • Leen, Mlore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Dear Gulamas,Hope you will not jump from Pumpwell after Election Result..........................

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  • NehA, Dk

    Tue, May 28 2019

    "May be"Opened on June 10.. words may be added as it is unsure which year it is related to....

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  • ahmed, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Great!!! What about the traffic entering towards ullal Area? Underground pass “magic box” would have been advantage for smooth flow of traffic.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    v r much concerned about pumpwell nalin kumar flyover.

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  • Namrata, Mumbai

    Tue, May 28 2019

    We are worried about our dear Congress supporters...just to avoid any unlawful usage of pumpwell flyover due to recent shock....

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  • Dhanraj, Thokkottu

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Finally... however this flyover is unscientifically designed. Commuters may face lot issues to take turn to ullal coming from mangalore direction, the passage allowed is very dangerous and its a recipe for disaster. And also there is a doubt on the quality of flyover

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Tue, May 28 2019

    If flyover opens an 1st achivement by our MP.

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  • Kushal Kumar, Honnappa Kudru

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Thanks for nalinji to take initative while undertake travel to kerala to complete it quickly.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 28 2019

    We hope he's not forgotten Pump-well ...

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Keep pumping hard!!

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Tue, May 28 2019

    Pump now in the Well.. required divers to recover it...

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