Mangaluru: Katipalla temple road needs urgent repairs, elected representatives turn blind eye

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SK)

Mangaluru, Jun 8: The Katipalla Madhya Khadgeshwari temple main road in the Mulki-Moodbidri constituency is in a pathetic condition infuriating the local residents furious over the lack of responsibility exhibited by panchayat members and MLA Umanath Kotian.

This region which comes under Nalin Kumar Kateel’s Adarsha Grama Scheme, unfortunately does not boast of basic facilities. While many remote areas that come under the Adarsha Grama Scheme have progressed some are still in poor condition as they remain untouched after the elected representatives lay the foundation stone and erect banners in their name but the work never takes off.

"After the ceremony to lay the cornerstone at our location, more than six months have passed, yet work on the construction of the road has not progressed. The children of a local government school are falling sick due to the dusty roads. We had complained to our MLAs when they visited the village who said crores of rupees were sanctioned for the development, but work had not yet begun. We don't know why they are dragging their feet on starting the work even though the tender has been approved. Here, six bore wells were dug with funding from the Panchayat, but they were done in an unscientific manner. Now, there is no water in one of them,” says a local Babu Jogi.

"Six months back, MLA Umanath Kotian had laid the foundation stone on Katipalla Madhya Khadgeshwari temple main road. Pushparaj Shetty had posted the banner on the site the next day, but when we tried to contact him today he was not prepared to answer our queries. Even the leaders of the Congress could care less about our situation. Umanath Kotian had also promised to start the construction work once the election results were declared but no works have been taken up. We also have a lot of other issues including lack of access to clean water. Roads are flooded during the rainy season. The panchayat leaders are not in favour of people. Even for a small road construction, they call for a tender to partake a commission in the deal," says another local resident Charan.

"When we enquired about the road construction with our MLA Umanath Kotian, he said chief minister Siddaramaiah had told him to stop the development works for the time being. As the road is in a pathetic condition, buses have been restricted from entering the place and so we are forced to pay Rs 100 daily to travel by auto. With this we also face many other problems, we are not getting proper water facility and at night people cannot walk on this road as the street is not well lit. Leaders are not ready to listen to our problems," said Hema, local from the vicinity.





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  • Rajeev Shetty., Udupi.

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    D. K. Udupi DO NOT REQUIRE DEVELOPMENT. THAT'S WHY THEY KEEP ON AND ON ELECTING NON PERFORMING MLAs, MPs. Looks most educated city in India, is still undabhakhts, remain to be in dark. Do not understand what is Jumblagiri of BJP. Do not understand these people are deviding the society into caste and terrifying poor and middle class.

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  • Robert Rodrigues, Muscat

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    You people no need improvements, basic needs like Good air for breathing, good water for drink, good roads... Etc etc. You need unnecessary issues like disharmony among religion, etc etc. So wise people of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada elected bjp. So somehow now carry on.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    Umanath Kotian and your own MLA have their own budget. Ask them to utilise it to build the road. I am sur this problem exisisted when BJP was in power so why blame Congress government ?.

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  • Sanjeev Rai, Kavoor

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    Bharath Shettre is missing in action!!!!

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    This Katipalla – Madhya road connects NITK on the national highway and on other side it connects Bajpe Kateel Road. Why the MLA and others are so lethargic in developing this road? If tarred road is constructed there is potential to introduce new bus routes to Kateel - Kinnigoli via Katipalla or NITK Surathkal. It will also facilitate movement of traffic towards Bajpe and surrounding areas.

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  • abu mohammed, KSA - Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    nalini made it very clear before the election, please do not talk about roads, drainage , water etc... talk about Love Jihad

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    Quality of water tank shows the commission percent well???

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    But still some people wil vote for same elected reps. Why??? It is for them to ask themselves. Becoz of hate towards any group?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    speak to the blue j pig mla whom you have voted...Congress govt is busy in more important things...just formed govt...this road etc are chillar escalate it ti chillar man peteel

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  • Linganath, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 08 2023

    andha bakth need nalin and umanath kotian like people who does not even care for the basic need of your village

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