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Udupi: MLA visits highway road construction sites, seeks to address complaints


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Jun 12: MLA from here, Raghupathi Bhat on Tuesday June 11, visited the areas where highway construction is in progress between the city and Manipal.

Raghupathi Bhat undertook this visit on account of various complaints he has received from local people about the problems created by haphazard road work. During the recent rains, the road construction was badly hit. The local people have been encountering several problems. The MLA, who visited these spots at the request of the people, scrutinized the problems. During the rainy season, the drainages in Manipal, Laxmindranagar areas are badly hit. The connecting roads in these areas have also been washed away.

Raghupathi Bhat gave instructions to the concerned to address the issues raised by the people. Locals complained to the MLA about the unscientific U-Turns in Laxmindranagar area. Raghupathi Bhat asked the contractors to create connecting roads on temporary basis. The MLA gave a week's deadline to the officials to resolve all the problems faced by the locals.

On Sunday night, two bike riders were injured due to the sludge collected on the road near Inox theatre. The sludge had been washed down the road with rain water from Syndicate Circle where the road extension work is in progress.

Raghupathi Bhat also ordered the authorities to make full use of available government land. He gave instructions to build bus bays, drainage and footpaths systematically in the available space.

The MLA also warned the authorities to see that the problems are resolved within a week and also assured the locals that he would visit again during the next week to inspect the progress.

Municipal councillors, Balakrishna Shetty, Bharathi Prakash, Ashok Ravindra Kamath, Dr Suresh Shenoy, Rathnakar Shetty and others accompanied Bhat during the inspection.

Comment on this article

  • Lewis, Udupi

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    1St remove those barricades which are kept in every Junction. Its like Hurdle race, Some time i get confused if i need to Jump with my car or i need to go left or right.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    there is talk of mid-term elections for Assembly ...so all D K , Udupi MLAs will be visible now.....

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Dear 24 X 7 exemplary MLA Sir, please do take care and rest at times. We all love the way you are taking care of us.

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  • Suresh A, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Good initiative by Mr R. Bhat, but in parkala still shops are doing business on road side old shop. KMC roads are pending from Tiger circle, syndicate circle to laxmindra Nagar work is pending.

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  • Sudheer Dsouza, Dubai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    When contractor is only keen on making his money at the cost of public inconvenience and poor overall planning what can one expect. ..
    But hats off to Mr. Raghupathi Bhat...he probably is the most dynamic leader in udupi

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Has he abandoned his Movie Business ...

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Anyone who saw the construction work going on during summer was expecting this or more than this, if it rains.

    Till now we have not seen heavy rains and if it rains heavily definitely we will see artificial floods around the area.

    They should have woken up much earlier and finished waterways. I am sure contractor is aware of the consequence.

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  • Dheeraj, Shirva Manchakal

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Pramod Madhwaraj still in confused state. In which party he belongs to...JD's........Congress.......or independant. Dari tappida maga...

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  • Ankit, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    He is still singing "Haalu Jenu Vandada Mele" about Cong - JDS combine.

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  • Dheeraj, Shirva Manchakal

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Only BJP leaders are found on road. Others hiding under blanket after loosing the race.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    On the road too late!! They were voted to be on the road....but they woke up only when the problems started culminating!! Rain was too late, still they were lazy!!

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