M'lore: J R Lobo inspects devt works along national highway


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)

Mangalore, Jul 3: MLA J R Lobo and officials of the National Highway Authority on Wednesday July 3 visited various places along the national highway and inspected development and progress of the ongoing works.

Lobo first visited Pumpwell to have a look at the major drain that has been left untouched and unfinished. He then visited the land earmarked for the new bus bay. Issues related to the drain and roads dominated the discussion during his interaction with the people.

He also visited Bajjodi and the Little Sisters of the Poor orphanage and urged the officials to construct proper temporary drains for the smooth flow of rain water. He held discussions with the officials regarding traffic management at two major junctions, Nanthoor and KPT, and urged them to construct an underpass or an overbridge, whichever suited better.

He then visited Kulshekar Kaikamba and discussed with the higher officials the incomplete flyover at Kulshekar and urged them to complete the work at the earliest. He also noted the problems faced by the public due to the narrow road across the overbridge.

He later inspected the Kottara flyover and held discussions with the officials.

Speaking to the media, J R Lobo said he visited different places along the highway where the works were pending, especially with connection to the four-lane roads. "The major problem faced by the people is the lack of drainage facility. The higher officials of the NHAI have been directed to carry out proper drainage works wherever required," he said.

"Due to financial crisis, works were delayed but they will be resumed and completed soon after the monsoon. There is a need for widening the service roads at a few places and to meet that need, proper steps will be taken. The main junctions, Nanthoor and KPT, need an underpass or an overbridge. This has been brought to the notice of the officials and other related bodies. Steps will be taken to ensure that it goes on well," he said.

NHAI project director Sriram Mishra and team, corporators Praveenchandra Alva, Keshava, Asha D’Silva, Naveen D’Souza and Sabitha Misquith, leaders Kallige Tharanath Shetty, Alwyn D’Silva, Stanley Alvares, T K Sudhir, Mohan Mendon, Krithin and others were present.

  

Comment on this article

  • Gabriel Francis ( Gabbuji), Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 13 2013

    NHAI has taken up work along Mangalore-Udupi sector long time back. NH are the backbone of economy for sure. National highway work will also create lots of problems to cities like Mangalore where there is no proper drainage, no proper rain water flow, no footpaths etc.

    After assuming office 100 days back as MLA of Mangalore South Constituency, Mr. Lobo has taken keen interest in attending to problems faced along national highway project sites passing through his constituency. He doesnt carry out highway work, but Lobo has to make sure National highway authorities carry out quality work in his constituency without creating problems. Mangalore has grown in random without any plan, without paying attention to basic facilities of a well-planned city. It is time to fix these fundamental problems and it will take long time for experts to come up with long term solutions. Patch work will not work to solve major problems people facing. Getting finances and funding from state-central government is not that easy. Lots of criterions n conditions to be fulfilled in order to get money from funding agencies. Yogish Bhat was busy sitting in Deputy speakers chair without understanding needs of Mangalore city. Monitoring progress is day-today activity for Mr.Lobo. He is trying his best to do good. Hope people understand his genuine work.

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  • prakash, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 4 2013

    @ BANGERA-Even 9 years are also not enough,if i am not wrong i still remember the work of fly over bridge near Kulshekar Kaikamba,started in 1997 when i was going to college but still its not done,during Saturday market OMG you have to see the traffic out there because one side the construction going on everywhere they dig and on the other side there is no place for parking the vehicles those who come for the market to buy stuff.God knows what's going to happen ones the PLAMA Mall opens out there.

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  • Bharathesh Bangera, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 4 2013

    That sounds great Shane. Really. Also it's nothing in front of the projects uted in foreign countries. We know since we have seen it uting. So quickly, well planned, with in time frame and above all, ensuring public interest and whole project will be uted with minimal disturbance to the public. But unfortunately here, a small fly over takes 9 years man. No owners to take the blame. I understand our Politicians understake so many foreign tours to understand about these things like how it's done and uted in foreign countries. unfortunately I don't see any agenda in their foreign trips, nor any result once they come back.

    but initiative which you spoke about is really interesting and i am sure when you have investments from Dubai Munciplaity and all, definitley it will be well organised and uted. Lobo sir, you have supporting hands, please make use if it... let's change Mangalore.

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  • naveen, Dubai

    Thu, Jul 4 2013

    They come and spend time in night clubs and doesnt have time have a look around the city's deveopment

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  • shane, mng/dxb

    Wed, Jul 3 2013

    Respected JR Lobo sir, I would like to invite you to Dubai along with your engineers team for thorough study about solving traffic bottlenecks in Mangalore city if you are serious, for study and implement the free flow of traffic movement across city and passing through NHs like NH17/13/48 etc. since Mangalore and Dubai are like twin cities........also can join hands with Dubai municipality for information and possibly NRI Investments in infrastructure sector during your visit here.

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