Mangaluru: Promises unkept - Road near Kuloor High School cries for attention

Stany Bela 

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru 

Mangaluru, Jun 12: People in Kulur cannot forget the promises made by political representatives, while campaigning for the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. Yet, the residents near St Antony High School, Kavoor, say that they do not want to recollect those promises nor pin hopes on politicians as they have been repeatedly cheated. 

The residents highlight that for over 30 years, they have been using a mud road to commute. This road which connects St Antony High School, St Antony Church and hundreds of houses in the area to the highway is awaiting asphalt from so many years. 


The rains make the condition of this road even worse. The road ends up being a sludgy mess, where people can neither walk nor travel on their two-wheelers. Stories of people slipping, people meeting with accidents as their bikes skid is common. Even cars and other vehicles get stuck in the sludge. 

St Antony High School is located on this road. Students of St Antony English Medium School also use the same road and find it challenging to attend school. Akshara Dasoha Centre is situated opposite the school and a simple task of carrying the food from kitchen to school has become a challenge for the staff due to potholes and sludge on the road. Meanwhile, assurances of getting the road repaired by political representatives have become a joke among residents. Foundation stones were laid three times to concrete this road, but still the road has never seen concrete. 

Speaking to, Mabel, an office bearer of Kuloor Church said, “For many years, we have been demanding a concrete road to this place. We met all politicians, government authorities and district administration. But as no one cares we live in misery. Hundreds of schoolchildren and elderly people use this road risking their lives. Apathy by authorities is the main cause of casualties which happen on this road during rainy season.” 

During summer, the muddy stretch causes dust clouds. Dust settles on houses, schools and the Akshara Dasoha Centre in large quantities and people cannot open their windows and doors.

When team Daijiworld met Kuloor Church parish priest Fr Vincent D’Souza, he explained the irresponsibility of elected representatives and authorities. “Government has already allocated a certain amount for the concrete work of the road. In the past three years, officials laid foundation stones three times for renovation of the road. But nothing happened and it seems that the officials have completely forgotten the project. Thousands of people use this road during rainy season and it is very difficult to travel on this stretch. On behalf of locals, through media, I am requesting the administration and elected representatives to take swift action and make this road usable for people,” he said.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Keep voting for BJP MP and MLA s and dream for development..... Modi, Modi, Modi...

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  • George, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Since 30 years you waited, another 10 years you will have the proper road.
    When there are so many institutions and church in this area, and everyday hundreds of people pass through this road, and hundreds of houses, why not each one contributes a little from their pockets and get the road repaired with out the help of the govt. We are concerned only on spending lots of money on new structures, beautifying the old, When public cause is concerned no one is interested.

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  • George, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Adding to my earlier comment, even if we wait for another 10 years also road work will not be done, unless a strong public appeal is made along with the media network. Our elected representatives are busy in other things and have little time to listen to the woes of the people. Now that Daiji has brought up and highlighted the issue, someone might give hear to the grievance of the people.
    Look at the Kulur bridge & Gurupura bridge, and it’s conditions.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Hope the concerned authorities take immediate action to repair and bring the road to normalcy.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Its ok. We have voted MODI who ONLY AND HIM ONLY can save us from EVIL Pakistan. Our Modi ARMY is fully backing MODIJI in his fight against Pakistan. HINDU KHATRE main hain and you are bothered about roads.

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  • Arif R M, Bajpe

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    very sad , wait for few more days this government will fall then BJP Government will come and Ashok will the CM your all problems will be solved , trust me ,

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Promises from Politicians are meant to be Broken ...

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  • DSouza, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Ab NYAY Hoga :) :)

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Don't believe in Promises because Promises are meant to be Broken - NaMo ...

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    We are not bothered as we have voted for Modi and not for any local MLA or MP.

    Tea maker will send his emissary and get it cleared as Benki is inefficient.

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