Mangaluru: Hill near Circuit House collapses, traffic affected


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jul 22: The hill that is on the way to Bejai from the Circuit House in the city, collapsed on the morning of Monday, July 22 due to the heavy downpour that is lashing the city since the night of Sunday.

Traffic was severely affected due to this sudden collapse on the busy road.

The road was covered with the sludge that got created due to the rainwater mixing with the mud from the collapsed hill.

Kadri traffic police rushed to the spot and took precautionary measures. The mud that blocked the road was cleared by using JCB machine and the road was opened for traffic.

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  • Suman Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Thanks to Police and Corporator Lancelot Pinto for their Quick Action in clearing the road.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Near by Nanthoor( towards pumpwell) highway also same situvation is there ,god knows when will happen.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Exactly. This area was earmarked by our ex-govt for building the city bus-stand. After utilizing several crores of Rupees, the facility never took off.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Many places in Mangalore where buildings have been built/being built are located in zones dangerously prone to landslides!!

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  • Ann Pinto, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    It's time tree planting is done in an emergency situation to reverse the damage already taken place all over the city...
    The unscientific construction of unfinished drains and concrete is also aggravating the problem.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, New York, USA.

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Thank God there was no loss of life.

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  • John Tauro, M'luru

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Stop cutting and start planting more trees on all the seven hills in the city before its too late. Mangalore once full of coconut palms around tiled buildings has now become a concrete jungle. Let’s strive to conserve the hills and protect identity of the city as Rome of the East.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    So dangerous to clear the debris. The boulders are so big which landed from collapsing hill. All around that area new residential complexes are mushrooming from steep down and being raised from steep down. It is going to be a gigantic task to fortify with retaining wall of concrete. Also, at Nantoor by pass, on the way to pump well.

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    These places are inviting for Corrg like situation last year.

    Everyone will sleep due to cold rain, until the worst thing takes place.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Yet another cliff overhanging a city road - left to nature's devices...

    Unless the cliffs are well-protected by strong roots (and this requires planting the right type of trees), sooner or later a heavy rain will cause a mudslide.

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    One more big disaster is waiting to happen at Nanthoor junction.
    The muddy Hill will come down at once and may claim motorists lives if authorities continue sleeping as usual.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Good that you brought it up. Its partially collapsed, is supported by sand-filled bags to support from the lowest level. A multi-story is under completion very close to this cliff.

    Getting down to Kai-battal from Natoor is a nightmare.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Dear sainik, yes you are right... One portion already has fallen down three days before exactly at the place, where there sugarcane fellow sells the juice in the curve... Thank god no casualties.. May be around two or three loads mud... Now they levelled and gathered the mud there itself.. Didn't remove.. Now other two places are ready to slide down.. May god protect the people who are passing by either in vehicles or walking.

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