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Mangaluru: Thokkottu flyover not to be inaugurated on June 10 as planned?


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 9: The long-awaited flyover at Thokkottu which limped along for eight long years has finally been completed. Its inaugural has been planned for June 10. But there is no indication that it will be opened on that day. But at the last minute, questions about the scientific aspects of the flyover are being raised. As such, there is doubt about the flyover getting inaugurated as planned.

After several years, when the bridge is ready for inauguration, discordant notes about the flyover being unscientific are being raised. The critics say that the road bend at the place where the flyover ends can wreak havoc. In fact, the flyover was to continue and end at Kapikad, but for the benefit of people of Ullal and tourists visiting it, the flyover has been made to end at the spot where three roads meet where one of the roads leads to Ullal.


Thokkottu Flyover - File Photo

Another point of danger envisaged is near Naganakatte. The platform, dedicated to the serpent god, was planned to be removed. But because of the obstruction by devotees, it has been retained. At this point, both the highway and service road meet each other. As vehicles coming at high speed on the main road and others coming from service road join here, it can pose danger to vehicle users, it is said.

Minister, U T Khader, has come up with the suggestion to build a flyover from the service road to the road bend at Ullal as two-way traffic on service road is not possible. He said that the MP and officials of the department have agreed to this suggestion, and a final decision would be taken at the meeting being held on June 10. In the past too, the space below the flyover was to be closed as per the original sanction. Sensing that it would be disadvantageous for the local businessmen and locals, Khader had intervened. Therefore, the flyover design had to be revised, which took about a year more.

Former vice president of the zilla panchayat, Sathish Kumpala, noted that minister Khader had undertaken Padayatra about the flyover not having been completed, before the election. He accused the minister of staging another political drama now after the flyover is completed, after remaining silent all these years.

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  • Ashwin Rao, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    This looks like an unwanted situation where the completed flyover is not allowed to function for petty reasons..

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  • Rigid, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Don't worry Mangalore buddi less jeevis.. your elected MP will take 5 years more.. deal with it!

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  • aqqi, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Tarikh pe tarikh ...........Magar jantha ku insaf kaab milega Nalinana

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Better to inaugurate this when the flyover is fit and travel worthy.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Congress should cash on this and question Nalin and BJP. Where is Mithun Rai? and also rest of the Congress leadership? Will they wake up on in 2024 ?

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Now every year June 10th will be celebrated as FLYOVER day in Mangalore as our MP's dream fulfilled

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    NO.1 MP busy in celebrating every where and people are garlanding him , for what? rest of the time he will be sleeping in circuit house, hats of to people of DK.

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    i Dont think its Nalins problem now..Where were the people who objected now after the completion.?

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  • Shamsuddin, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Nalinanna will say Thokottu flyover will only be reopened when 1$ = 15 rs.

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  • Sunil kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Bega inauguration malple... Ijinda karba pura gujuri dakul kander

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  • SK, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Everyone including Khader changed the design to suit their needs and now blame NHAI for delay and design

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    were is nalin last time he came thier gave some speach i tulu and we wil do lblb

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  • dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Year not yet mentiond, keep our fingers crossed.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Fake promises

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Nganakatte, grotto, shrine, gudi can block the highway expansion? Did not the honorable SC order the DCs to implement its orders to remove all these obstacles on government land?

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  • Raju, Goa

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Only voting time MLA MPS get active finish work after vote know one thier .voted people has to do the work .......

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  • Dinesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    While passing thokkottu chant MODI s name and coming back chant GHADKARI s name and vote NALIN.... Five years will go like anything....

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Mr. Khader has a valid point regarding the flyover. It's a complete fault of highway engineers who designed the road. The root cause of this problem is lack of experience and lazyness. Present structure of thokkottu flyover welcomes more accident. I am going to blame the engineers whoever approved this structure without visiting the actual work site.

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    NKK had said few days ago that the flyover will be operational from June 10 onwards. He was 100% right. Its us who misunderstood the statement. He never said it will be in 2019. It may be in 2100 or 2500 or might get delayed for couple of more years, due to "some" technical issues.

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  • MeinBhiFenku, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    No Problem, No Hurry, Don't worry Mr. Kateel !!!!! There is 5 years time period extended for you!!! " tab takh Peteelu bajateh rehna"

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    The pump well flyover will be d a heritage site by UNESCO by the end of this year if not completed.

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  • Shaila Pinto, Managlore / Dubaj

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    This seems to be latest news !!! Let's have a inauguration date planned. If it's a success then we celebrate

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    There will be latest news every month Madam.
    Keep the champagne ready on first of every month, celebrate on the last day of every month, expecting a new date of inauguration on the next month!!!

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  • Maria Shilaja, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    No point criticising guys! Does not matter even if its another 5 years. Nalin Kateel or BJP has nothing to lose . The cong will help them win . When there are 3 weeks for election, a ' Lallu' will be fielded as candidate and he will be called a 'Tiger'. Thats it.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    CONgress is full of 2 legged 'CIRCUS TIGERS' .....Good at 'Tipu Jayanthi' only...Absolutely shameless fellows...

    What else you expect Voters to do them than this ???...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • AAP, Ullal

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    We have already waited 8 years, another 8 will not make much difference.
    I don’t know why these so called Engineers/politicians don’t get all people together and decide what is good and possible initially itselfand not leave it only in the hands of politicians and engineers only.

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Nalin Kumar, can only deal with cow's incident.

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  • SURESH.HEGDE, Dubai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    It will open soon and anti Nalin keep your burnol and Ice cube ready....

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  • Jockim Menezes, Dubai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Who planned ???

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    No surprise. Nothing much is going to happen, same was the case last 10years. People still believe in such politicians.

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  • Nitin Ji, Nagpur, Maharashtra

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Don't worry Dear, Gadkari is here.

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  • Ashok Bajpe, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Now where is our No. -1 M.P........

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  • William A, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Not opening as planned? It’s okay, mangalore has learnt to live without a flyover for 8 years. We’ll learn to live for another 5 years, until Mr. Kateel’s tenure gets over. Then the people will know how they wasted their votes.

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  • Pokka, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Good for all those who voted for Kateel in the name of Modi.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    We will vote for Modi again in 2024.

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  • Neha, Dk

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    "Thokkottu flyover not to be inaugurated on June 10 as planned?" What's so surprising!!😂

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Very difficult to show his Face ...

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