Beltangady: Pre-monsoon rains wreak havoc for motorists on NH 73

Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (MS)

Beltangady, Apr 20: The eagerly awaited pre-monsoon rains arrived on Friday night and early Saturday morning, bringing joy to agriculturists and residents throughout the taluk. However, the downpour caused inconvenience for motorists on the Punjalkatte-Charmadi NH 73, which has been under development for the past year.

Due to ongoing construction work, the road was dug up and covered in mud, creating sludge with the rainwater and rendering it virtually impassable. Motorists found themselves struggling on this stretch, with many two-wheeler riders skidding and sustaining injuries on Friday night. The traffic was severely affected on Saturday morning.

The contractor and NHAI officials are being held responsible for the poor quality of road work. Typically, road construction involves completing one side of the road before moving on to the other, but in this case, the entire road was excavated simultaneously, leaving no alternative route for motorists. Even ambulance drivers are unable to navigate this sludgy stretch.

At present, the road from Ujire to Mundaje cannot be considered a national highway. Frustrated villagers have decided to stage another protest against the deplorable road conditions.





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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Two are happy with this Pre- Monsoon rain. First, those who are facing hot weather and second road contractors waiting for Tender.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    If this is the condition after a small mango shower, before the actual monsoons, then imagine during the monsoons.... worse than the worst third world place

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    In Mumbai and Mangalore there are storm water drains, only problem is that they get blocked with the first rains, but you will be surprised that there are no storm water drains in Dubai, now tell me who is third world...

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  • Cane, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Please make sensible comparisons. The annual average rainfall in Dubai is 95mm. In Mangalore, it is 3479 mm. The pittance of rain Dubai receives doesn't necessitate it to have stormwater drains. What has happened recently in Dubai is an extraordinary circumstance, which could occur anywhere.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Where did the roads Disappear ...

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Please vote for the right candidate for good rule

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