Mangaluru: New Gurpur bridge ready for vehicular movement


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SHP)

Mangaluru, Jun 5: The ambitious Gurpur bridge built across the Phalguni river on Mangaluru-Moodbidri-Karkala, NH 169 which was under construction, is finally completed and is ready for vehicular movement. Meanwhile, the photographs of the newly constructed bridge have gone viral on social media. The bridge work was slated to finish by February. However, due to some technical and land acquisition issues, the work got delayed.

Back in February 2019, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel was the one who had laid the foundation stone for the project. The estimated time for the completion of the project was supposed to be around two years. But, Kateel had assured of completing the project within one year. The initial cost of the construction of the bridge was around Rs 39.4 crore. However, it is still unclear whether the delay of a few months has shot up the cost.

The decision for the construction of the new Gurupur bridge was made after the original bridge built in the year 1923, was found in a dilapidated state. Considering the dangerous situation it posed, a decision to build a more sturdy bridge was taken.

The bridge connects with Karkala and is situated 17 km away from Mangaluru and generally witnesses heavy vehicular movement.

 

  

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Regarding naming of Bridge...
    Bridge meaning is ' To bring near ' or ' Close the Distance '...
    But Alas ! 🤣Here Naming the Bridge only has ' Created a Gap ' resulting in ' Further Distancing ' !
    Better leave it to the Locals !
    Half of India is in any case named after 1 2 or 3 personalities who have led colourful lufe openly.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    I liked Nalin's speech during pumpwell flyover ....He thanked Ivan and other his political critics which will help him to become famous without any charges...!

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Kindly request don't remove old brigde we don't know how long this new brigde will work we have good example from pompwell.

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    GURU PURA:
    Vishwesha Theertha Setu would be the most appropriate name in the honour of the scholarly Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt for durable and accident-free connectivity in DK.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Don't think of naming a bridge in memory late Pejavar Swamiji instead think of naming a institution of eminence, learning etc in his memory. Swamiji was a much taller and respected personality than a ordinary bridge..

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Please avoid naming controversy! We can safely name it as "Gurupura Bridge"
    I don't think anybody will have any objection. No politics, straight forward.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    SORRY !!!

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  • Benjamin D'Souza, Puttur

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    One of the project completed on time. We appreciate the efforts of Nalin Kumar sir and all those who involved in this project.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    What's the new name for this bridge?

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  • Sadiq, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    I suggest any alive old aged MP or MLA s name to this bridge. So people can remember him while passing through the bridge.

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  • Jerald, Moodbidri,dubai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    The bridge is built with poor planing..from photos we can clearly see there is no extra space in case of emergency accident n all. If a vehicle breakdown in the middle of the bridge all the road will be blocked. Where is d future planning in construction, since we need 4 ways bridge at least after 10 years if not now.
    Anyway congrats to all concerned.

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  • Sathish jm, Kumpala/Dubai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Good observation Sir jee... there should have been enough space to set up a garage and couple of tea stalls in the middle of bridge so that people can spend their time until the broken vehicle is moved out.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Appreciate the speedy work progress and completion of Gurpur bridge, which was much needed for traffic. BUT, there are talks(?) of converting this route (Karkala-Moodbidri-Mangalore) into 4 lane road (plz contact Kateel Kumar to know year of completion of this project), then why bridge has been constructed with only 2 lanes?
    Any such bridge projects should be planned by keeping at least 50 years of use in mind & this road is becoming busy road day by day.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Prem
    If it is to be constructed 50 years in plan it would have taken another 5to 7 years for all land acquisition and other work. Try to enjoy what is there. Compare to old one thus is more wider. And in an emergency any vehicle can be moved as there is ample space. Ppl lije you complain even for 4 or 6 lanes stating in case of major accident all the lanes will be blocked etc etc
    Ollada gandanige mosralli kallu
    All ppl blamed Kateel for delay for fly over but same ppl r not ready to congratulate him for the earlyconstruction
    All double standard
    JAI BJP /KATEEL/MODI

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  • smr, Karkala

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    If new Gurpur bridge construction cost Rs 39.4 crore, then why did pump well flyover has taken whooping Rs 660 crores and more than 10 years to complete?

    The British built bridge is still serving since 1923. Hope this bridge will not start cracking like pump well.

    1.Is this two lane bridge is sufficient to handle the capsule tanker with increasing vehicle movement?
    2. Why there are no hard shoulders as per the requirement of the International Highway construction requirement.
    3. Why there are no reflector or lighting for night traffic movement?

    Jai Hind

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    With 660 crores rupees we can create a city itself!

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Smr
    All complaints? Try to enjoy what is given. This is not international road .
    Who knows what will happen tomorrow "athi asse gathi gedu"

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  • smr, Karkala

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Rathan, Mangalore
    Sir, It is tax payers money. You too have right to question it. Somebody has to be accountable for the corruption of such a massive scale.
    Jai Hind

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    This bridge is designed and built as per Indian standards that too as per standards set by present goberment. Therefore international highway standards will not apply. Instead if road reflectors you may soon see the colourful flags flying right, left and center to mark the lane. We need to accept what is served in the plate with no questions. Just clap...clap....and sing lala....lala...lala...!. Anyway let us wish safe crossing over the bridge for all.....!!!!!

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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Sultan Bridge would be better name for name of Tipu

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಿದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕೆಲಸಗಾರರಿಗೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು
    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸವು ನಮಗೆ ಮುಂದಿನ ಪೀಳಿಗೆಗೆ ನೂರು ವರ್ಷಗಳು ಸಹಕಾರಿಯಾವುದೆಂದು ಆಶಿಸುತ್ತೆವೆ .
    ಬ್ಯಾನರ್ ಕಟುವಾ ಬನ್ನಿರೋ

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Do not demolish the old bridge. It might be of use when this one goes on repairs or maintenance.

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  • sujith kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Wonderful , planing and time consumed is very less, I think hence forth based on this project mangalore projects should be given to Mugrody constructions , they got all equipment , in place and without hampering the daily traffic on the road , they managed to get the work done soon ,

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Yes.Mugarody construction us the best.In terms of quality as we as time of completion.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Don't jump the gun on quality before the bridge is declared open to the traffic. Let couple of mansoons pass then talk about quality . Anyway one need to appreciate the work completion on time.

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  • Vijay, Bantwal/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Wait for it ! Toll will start soon!

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    I should say my heartfelt thanks to all concerned. I am also one of the witnesses who faced much trouble during the frequent jams over old bridge there.

    Two times I have put my concern here in this forum. I was unhappy about the previous leader Veerappa Moily's attitude as he even after becoming Chief Minister as well as central positions not showed any concern about this urgent problem as he himself traveled on the same route since decades.

    Anyway we got a chance to see smile in peoples faces even though I am not traveling now there. Finishing of the bridge within an year is an example of determination. Hope those who trolled Nalin for the delay of Pump Well flyover may appreciate the work here.

    What happened to another collapsed bridge on the same river little away ? Let somebody throw light on that.

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  • Prem, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Congratulations to everyone, who worked towards this project. Now please improve the road from this bridge to gangimatta.

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  • LOBO AG, Mangaluru/Mumbai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Congratulations to all the people involved in the construction of this bridge. My main worry is this bridge should not pose bottle neck when there is heavy traffic and accidents as it is only two lane. Secondly there is bottleneck in temple town of Gurpur. The authorities co cerned should plan how this could be solved,

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  • Edward Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Good news. Hope that the completion of project is done without compromising the quality of construction compared to other bridges which start cracking within few months of grand inauguration.
    Now we should not waste time in naming ceremony. Give some bird name so that no controversy; otherwise time is wasted naming and renaming. Hope this bridge give service to the mankind for more than 97 years !

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Congratulations for great iconic bridge of mangalore. Nalin has done a great job

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Now who will suggest a Good name for the bridge??? That should be before any banner comes before overnight.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Nice suggestion GR Prabhuji, How about "Gurpura Rama Sethu"?

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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    chaiiwala bridge

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  • alwyn, kinnikambla

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Corona Bridge

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    ತೆನ್ನಾಲಿ ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Acche din aagaye. Earlier these kind of bridges used to take 10 years to complete.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    I hope all is well at least for some YEARS !!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Tipu Sultan would be Appropriate ...

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Name your house 'Tipu Mansion"

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  • kuchan, Kudla

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Dinesh Shetre... Because of lockdown he is at home... so he is writing like this.. Good idea that he can spend his time on renaming his house.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru
    Where did I say I want the Bridge to named Tipu Sultan.
    Why do you guys become so defensive when ever I comment ...

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    All scrap of old bridge goes to tippu and co

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Sadistic atma...

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Burnol on the way... Congratulations nalin anna

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  • James, Bendur

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Previous bridge stained for 97 years without any advance technology and machinery. Hope this bridge also will sustain for a record time since it was done by a local contractor. Looks great and safe. Safe journey for all the vehicles and people.

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Use this company for future projects. Do not go any way near the infamous pumpwell company.

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  • Akash salian, Mangalore /Dubai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Good job by Mugrodi construction company...

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Nalinanna has proved that he can demand for justice and get things done. Well done. Less politics in development, more socio-economic focus. We salute our MP.

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  • satish, kudla

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Old bridge has a history and looks classic ,..so please do the proper maintenance work and keep it open for only pedestrians or light vehicles. If might be a Antique Asset when the places around this gets urbanized .

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Good job, within the time frame & fast track job done. Keep it up. Handover the contractor new projects.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Congress cannot beat bjp in development projects and in the speed of execution..

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  • Mangalorean, MANGALURU

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Ya ya one bridge you are comparing to all theISRO, IITs, IMS, AIMS, Railways, Airports, Roadways all done in the last 50 plus years. Genius..!!

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    The people dosent understand what is required to srat work... the bridge was passed by Congress government..... tender was passed by Congress government ... company to build was selected by Congress government .... money is allotted by congress government .... what nalin us done only inauguration.... waa Brianless bhakts..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    sri_elder, Karkala
    I need not remind you of Pumpwell ...

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Even though the contractor is local, construction looks neater than all flyovers built in and around Mangalore

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Congratulations Mr.Nalin...You have done a wonderful job...Keep it up..

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Sadistic atma... All dislikes from Congress seculars.....!

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Excellent efforts by Parliament Member Mr. Nalin Kumar. All personal, involved in successful completion of Gurpur bridge project deserves to be complimented,

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  • Rohith, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Looks nice. Is this is safe? Before opening the bridge please check dividers, safety sign boards, any construction errors... Please do not open blindly.

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  • Ajith, mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    even after 2 hours after posting this article , some so called Nobel souls cannot say thanks to people who are instrumental for this timely completion including political representatives .selective Intolerance.....

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  • sense_Shetty, mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Wow ..This credit goes to Nalin kumar kateel ..

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Anybody wants to stick banner there.

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  • Nischal Ferrao, Belman / MUSCAT

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Many Congratulations for the team works. Good jobs always will be remembered. As assured for one year, the job is well supported and encouraged with all needful support the way it looks as completed. Well assured and follow up dear Mr Nalin K Kateel. God Bless you Sir and more similar proactive action follow ups are expected to be materialized.

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  • Swati, Mang/dxb

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Wow.. super fast construction as there was no disturbance from any chamcha leaders and its outside corporation limit.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Very good. Thank you Nalin Kumar Kateel.

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