Mangaluru: Gurpur Bridge repair – Traffic likely to be banned on November 7

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP) 

Mangaluru, Nov 6: Officials of national highways department have requested the deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district to ban vehicular traffic on November 7 to facilitate repair works on Gurpur Bridge falling on Solapur-Mangaluru national highway 169. The officials have brought to the notice of the officer that the bridge has been thoroughly damaged due to heavy rain, and huge potholes on the bridge are hindering vehicular movement. 

The ban on movement of vehicles is proposed between 6 am to 6 pm on November 7. 

File photo of June 2019

During the traffic ban period, the vehicles coming from Moodbidri have been asked to take Kaikamba-Bajpe-Maravoor bridge road to reach Mangaluru. Vehicles going towards Moodbidri from the city have to take Maravoor bridge, Bajpe, Kaikamba, Moodbidri road. 

The request made by national highways department has been widely circulated through social websites . Many have requested to close the road on Sunday as working class will suffer if the road is blocked on a working day. Many have requested the concerned to undertake other repair to the highway on the same day.


Comment on this article

  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Mera Mangaluru Badal Raha Hai ...

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    My only worry is... I can see that "Man of flyovers and roads" in the pic and that too it says 'File photo' . It means how long this bridge is gonna be in files .. no idea..

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    This bridge work will complete by 2024.....Ghadkari will inaugurate bridge by online through CD....

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Old bridge yapa visarjan malpere

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    When completed the pump well bridge needs to named after our MP Nalin Kumar.

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Good news.... Second bridge under construction and old bridge getting " kaaya Kalpa"

    Let it withstand at least more than 100 years..

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    British engineers constructed that bridge nearly 100 years back . I think it is better to bring engineers from UK. or from China or Japan. That's the only solution. Otherwise it will be as Pump well Flyover. No doubt.

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  • Rameshe, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Pumpwel flyover is a great monument in Mangalore after Sulthan battery worth thooping by visitors ....

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