Mangaluru: Road caves in before Padil underpass opens for public use


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 10: The second railway underpass that was under construction on national highway at Padil here was set to be opened for public use shortly. However, before it happened, the road caved in and a huge pit has been formed in the middle of the road. One shudders to think what would have happened if the underpass was inaugurated and the road had opened up when vehicles were passing over it.

The work on the underpass was progressing at a snail's pace since the last two years. The work would have been completed within two days. Final touches were being given to the work, and a roller was smoothening the road surface with tar and crushed stones when the road suddenly suffered a depression and a huge pit with a depth of about three feet was created on the road. It is said that underground drainage passes under the spot and the incident was a fallout of road work conducted without taking notice of the underground drainage passing below.

After the metalling of the road was conducted a few days back, the region had experienced good rainfall. The rainwater had softened the earth under the road and due to the pressure of the roller when levelling the road, the road caved in, it is said.

The inauguration of the underpass therefore stands postponed. Now, the road would have to be dug to find the source of the problem. Thereafter, if there is underground drainage, slab would have to be fixed over it before undertaking road work all over again. In the meantime, because of monsoon, the work may be hampered.

The underpass is being constructed at a cost of Rs 5 crore on national highway 75. As the spot experiences heavy flow of rainwater, the railways had elevated the spot with the help of mud by 1.5 metres. It is said that the underpass conforms to Indian Road Congress rules and regional transport office conditions relating to width, height etc. There is facility for pedestrians at the underpass and drains have been provided for free flow of storm water.

There is confusion over who executed this work. When contacted, highway department officials said that the work was executed by the railways while the railway officials stated that national highways authority had done it.

 

 

 

  

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  • Mukesh S Amin, Ballal Bagh Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 12 2020

    Pure carelessness of government MP,,MLA , local Cooperator and government departments and the great contractor, who helps all this social public workers.

    Hope we will be able to see more such cave's, when Padil to Pumpwell work starts, please plan for proper flyover in this roads ( plan for pillar flyover)

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 11 2020

    This hole looks like a replica of Corona virus!

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  • M M adyar, Kankandi , Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 11 2020

    Pumpwell flyover took 3 months for 1st crack... Thank god here in advance

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Actually it is drainage manhole, since previous Padil underpass is overflowing in rainy season here in this to avoid they have kept this provision.
    Hatsoff to new technology!

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  • T.Dsilva, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Don't worry, Tomorrow Our Chakravarthy Soolibele ,(Maker of GOLDEN ROADS in India ) will FILL the POT with remaining and leftover GOLD , while constructing golden Highways in INDIA.

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  • Naveen Bantwal, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Why these problems are happening in Mangalore and surrounding area's

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  • Nish, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Acche din aa gaye... Road ke saath tunnel free..

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  • NELSON PINTO, UDUDPI /OMAN

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    please do not blame out Politicians ........................
    no one knows the real story ...........


    actually it was the result of missile attack from China ..

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Now here blame game will start ...Nalin will blame the contractor..Contractor will blame the system .. Again corporation will release the fund. Jai ho..

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    When you have engineers who have entered into Govt service through corrupted means this is what you get "TENGA" (THUMB). In olden days our men without engineering qualification built villas or bunglows that had cross ventilations. Today with engineering qualification from reputed college and university we get such infrastructure that collapses within 10 years. This is the development we see in India. Corruption has reached its peak.

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  • Aloysius, Kinnigili

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    May be for rain water harvesting system :)
    we do not know our MP is smarter.

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  • Shameer, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Savarkar Suranga!

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  • Glenson, Kalladka

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    LOL! It's a shame! wake up people! open your eyes see! Vote the best but not worst!

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    If government is serious so far PWD engineer and contractors both behind bars.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    The first inaugurated underpass has 5.5 meters gap in height, when it was opened rain water drains sent flow water into it & some videos with Kambala commentary & swimming in a nearby car service center surfaced to amuse all the people.
    As a lesson was learnt from the first underpass this second got raised road lessening the height to 4.5 meters to avoid that situation, now is this height too according to road congress specifications the engineers need to clarify.
    All these including Pumpwell flyover having same lacunae proves our leaders & engineers have short sighted vision unlike the British who had better vision & their bridges & roads are giving better service even 100 years after their construction!

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Beauty of our quality on public works!

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    The government's present policy is renaming the roads,buildings,airports etc.
    Contracting good buildings or road is not in their programmes.

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  • Anilkumar, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    There were comments earlier that the underpass is having insufficient height and it would cause problems for vehicles with higher height. Now that the road is caving it, soon the height will increase by itself. Kya idea hai jee!!! Award should be given to the designers.

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  • Chandu, Karkala

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Congress, Nehru and Gandhi's responsible for this ....!!!!!! Rename the road.......!!!!

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  • smr, Karkala

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    The BJP government is blaming 70 years past Congress ruling. But in Mangalore BJP is in ruling since 1992 for 28 years consequently the roads are constructed not even last one mansoon season without repairs.

    The local MP distributing door to door pamphlets of BJP's achievements. Why not name this road after 'Gadhar Savarkar' so that people while travelling will remember for his trait?

    The picture shows used engine oil mixed with crushed stone laid. We want to boycott China but can't we improve our standards.

    Jai Hind

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  • Jaswal, Nitte/Karkala

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Chote chote baathe hothe rahthe hai...bade bade desh mein. You will see such things in developed countries also.

    To become worthwhile all to become honest and sincere in there work...and not only with modiji it wont possible. Cattle trafficking, Corruption, Smuggling, Terrorism, Fake notes, Hundi racket...if people come out of it...India definitely become a great nation. When hollow inside in all spheres it definitely things become same like this road. We know very well who teached corruption and master in it.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    if you show their mistakes immidiately they will talk abut Cow, Beef , Beef Export ( *allowed)etc,
    they will never accept their shortcoming, ateleast without blaming Nehru or Indira Ghandi they will not conclude their speech.
    See in western countries they will never blame previous governemtn or ex-president,
    They always think and talk about what we can do for our country and not what ex-XYZ did for country in the past 90 years back that is real development spirit.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Smr
    What do you mean by "BJP ruling in Mnglr since 1992" where in MCC /Karnataka State/NewDelhi? Before commenting have ltl GK. After all how we can expect GK from pappu followers. Since 2004 to 2014 during that period ribbon cutter was the surface transport minister and he could not complete both pump well or padil under pass? You expect MODI to complete it in 6 years.
    On one point ur right it is possible only for MODI to develop INDIA that is why ppl look at him for finishing the job

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  • Anil Wilson Rodrigues, Houston

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    MR. Rathan, If you dont know please google it. you know who was the MP for Mlore ( Dhanajay kumar and Nalin kumar katil ) alomost for 25 years and Yogesh bhatt , JR Lobo and Mr. kamath( only 5 years it was JR Lobo)

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    I think it is better to construct a 'SURANG' marg, like golden days. No other possibility. In future if there is any problem in the work, Administration must make representatives responsible and accountable, because without their presence and not monitoring properly, they must make them to work as labour in that particular project till it finishes.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Name the road after the MP of the area.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    MP is already has given name.

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  • jeevan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Once the pond length become 6 ft then it will include in smart city projects under crores expenses. Nehru responsible

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Smart people plan smart city plan in advance. When the pond becomes 6 ft big they will water and ask the traveller to clean their vehicle and take bath before proceeding further. Smart people smart ideas!!!!!!

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Smart people plan smart city plan in advance. When the pond becomes 6 ft big they will water and ask the traveller to clean their vehicle and take bath before proceeding further. Smart people smart ideas!!!!!!

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Nehru is dead n gone long long back... They started from 0 and developed the country... Our Nalin anna is making sure Mangalore has a wonder of the world around the city .. soon we will find our pumpwell fly over and this gundi included .. looks like Mangalore is being upgraded from smart City to oversmart city by Modi government...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Another Swimming Pool - Great Achievement ...

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  • kuchan, Kudla

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Undeta ulai ponda odeg podu muttu......

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  • NELSON PINTO, UDUDPI /OMAN

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Onji thaji pakistanog popund ....bakka onji chinog popund...............

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Namma chinag poiyee ... Corona cases kammi avondundu... Chinane safe ithe...

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Please rename it... And work on it....

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    This is called acche din for the contractor and local politician who granted them the contract !! and challenging others or doubting the DESHBHAKTHI !! When taking commission there is no DESHBHAKTHI only ACCHE DIN for self and their families !! VIKAS KAB AYEGHAAA

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  • Nagesh, UDUPI

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Vikas nahin ayega, Usko corona hogaya

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 10 2020

    Corona agaya. Aur jayega.....
    Lekin Vikas nahin ayega bass ek jumla hai...

    Jumbarabar..... Jumbarabar.... Joombarabara...... Jumlabararabar.... Jumlajyadajyada.

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