Mangaluru: Dangerous roads where catastrophes are waiting to occur


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 19: The traffic system in the city has been thrown out of gear after the court issued a temporary stay against the continuance of smart city works in the heart of the city. Now one comes across steel rods which are protruding by the sides of the roads like sharp weapons ready to pierce those who are a little careless, concrete drains upon which footpaths are yet to be laid, and main roads which abruptly lose connectivity with connecting roads.

The people are now compelled to take a long detour to reach their destinations. Offices of the deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district police commissioner, and superintendent of police, which are frequented by thousands of people every day, are located in this area.

The high court which took up public interest litigation against the works found that environmental rules have been violated, a proper arrangement to dispose of road waste has not been made before starting the work etc. It issued a temporary stay on all the 33 smart city works which were going on here, The case will be taken up again by the court on January 21. Smart City company has made preparations to provide a satisfactory response to these observations.

Akshay Sridhar, who is in-charge managing director of Smart City company at present, says that efforts are being made to see that people do not face problems on account of the suspended smart city work. He said that road waste disposal is now being made at a separate site at Pachanady. He said an effort to convince the court about these measures would be made on January 21 and hoped that the problems will be solved soon.

Nagarika Hitarakshana Samiti president, Hanumantha Kamath, felt that the court, before making decisions, should have considered the problems people encounter if the works in the heart of the city are stopped all of a sudden.

 

 

 

  

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  • K.R.BALLAL, KAPU

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    What can one Hanumanth Kamath do?All citizens should express their ire some form or other.Unless citizen awareness is not created about the many shortcomings nothing will improve.One is specially appalled at the stoic apathetic passive attitude of the students who can do so much for a right cause.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    the Govts of the state and country are putting in their very best efforts to send us back to the stone age. they want to undo all that was achieved since 1947 before they lose power.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Nobody will call it a smart city. It has become a dirty city now leaving all the road dug, cut etc. works half done. Better to call it Mohammed bin Tuglaqs regime. Now the people are the sufferers.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Let them finish the smart city project and make Mangalore a smart city.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    They have done half finished car street main road in a hurry because SVT Rathostava ( car Festival) is approaching in few days. But that concrete also got creaking in some places. Again started to dig. God alone knows if this damage noticed before completing, after opening "GOIVONDA". The mistake is given work to local contractor, for this type of work, National or International level agencies or contractors only have knowledge.

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    No wonder.... As kamathji is busy with ribbon cutting of shops and business ventures... Ayyo avastene.....

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Sewage is flowing in the storm water drains on SL Mathias road in addition to all the mess that is SL Mathias road !!!!. Inappropriate to call this city smart !!!!!

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Our MP/ MLA's know that they will win election with their agenda and Modi name! Hence no need to work. Supporters too are least bothered...! While Gujrath , UP gets the cream of development!

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