Udupi: Karnataka's first sea walkway point at Malpe faces infrastructural challenges

Daijiworld Media Network- Udupi (NP)

Udupi, Feb 21: Malpe sea walkway point, the first sea walkway point of Karnataka, built at a cost of Rs 53.5 lac faces challenges as it fails in its infrastructure facilities.

The lights are not working, resulting in the fear among the tourists walking in the evening and late nights. The poles have gone rusted and some poles have fallen. The surveillance cameras have stopped working and the rocks on both the sides have lost its rigidity.

As many as 30 decorative lamp lights were installed initially but at present none is working. The interlocks are broken which tourists find difficult to walk.Inaugurated in 2018, the total length of the sea walkway is 480 meters with 9 meter width. There is no regular maintenance and you can see the plastics, bottles and other waste garbages strewn all over.

Naushad, a taxi driver from Malpe said, “In the initial days Malpe sea walkway was good and the maintenance was regular but today there is no maintenance. I request the officers in charge to take action and take up regular maintenance works.”

Fishing gear like ropes and fishing nets are found on the side of the road. The surveillance cameras are found hanging and the sitting stones are broken.

The decline of the Malpe sea walkway underscores the pressing need for a comprehensive maintenance effort to restore its appeal and ensure visitor safety. Authorities are being urged to address these issues promptly to salvage the reputation of this once-promising tourist destination.


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  • Ceaser Fernades, Shankerpura / london uk

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    We visited in December month 2023, we took some guests from Mumbai...and it was night 20.00 hours. it was very scary too dark no lights at all we walked with mobile lights on. We had a bad experience. The last time we visited in 2019, it was a wonderful place and newly built...I wish they could have maintained the lights and path...also they could replace one bin so people could use the bin for plastic bottles and rubbish. I wish you all the best wishes. Ceaser Fernandes London Uk.

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  • Ashu malik, Sanabis

    Fri, Feb 23 2024

    Ah umm! Samajne walo ko ishaara hee kafi he. Nice information

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Itti lekkane garthud gujurig korpina yedde.

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    They spend a lot of money on the development of beaches but do not maintain them well.? if maintenance is done from time to time it will be good for use.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Its a very beautiful location for a pleasant evening. Very unfortunate to see its deteriorating state. Hope it will be back in its good form with better quality materials and also reliable CCTV(must)

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  • Vinod, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    This is what the people of Udupi will get when they bring useless communal people to power.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    After K. Raghupati Bhat fell in the water at the floating bridge he lost Interest ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Criminal waste of public funds; good publicity pics for potential tourists!!

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  • Rajesh, Brahmavara

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Someone said during inauguration the world class facilities in Malpe for the beach goers. The people and the media should show these photos to authorities during next inauguration of beach facilities and ask them how long it would last and any planned maintenance.

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