Mangaluru: Drainage work on Vas Lane incomplete even after a year – Residents face inconvenience

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 22: Residents living in and around Vas Lane road in the city are facing inconvenience for a year as the drainage work is going at snail's pace.

The concretization work which was lagging behind was recently completed after a year.

The project was approved four years ago. However, the actual work began on March 7, 2022. Demolition of nearby buildings and compound walls, reconstruction, changing of underground drainage pipeline, construction of storm water drain were to be completed.



If the flow of work would have been methodical, the work should have got over by now. However, due to improper work and digging of roads every now and then has taken a toll on the daily life of residents. They cannot bring their vehicles home and also bear with dust that generates due to road work.

Residents have faced water problems due to cutting of pipe more than 10 times while digging. Gates of some apartment buildings cannot be opened due to the work. The entrance road of a few apartments is concretized twice and dug twice. Once they closed the top portion of underground drainage then dug to fix tiles.

It is very difficult to take sick people out of apartment buildings and homes due to the dug road. Hundreds of patients arrive at the Unity hospital which lies on the end of the road. As the work is not complete, ambulances cannot arrive till the hospital gate.

A doctor who used to reside in an apartment by the side of Vas Lane has got his house shifted to Kadri as he is unable to bring and take his car to and from home as he has to attend emergency situations.

It seems the Mangaluru City Corporation is not functioning and the ward corporator is also not responding to the woes of the general public.








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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 25 2023

    At the entrance to Vas Lane, the hospital / customers vehicles were being parked on one side of road although not allowed by police and RTO. Bottlenecks were created by such vehicles. The hospital people have given away only 4 ft of land for road widening while others have given away upto 8ft and 10 ft. Now after widening the road, the hospital people have started parking on both sides of road creating bottle neck for traffic flow. This is how influence works.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    Looks like incompitable people from every side.Look at the pipes ,lying over the grounds .MCC inclusive.,contractors ,and the one who gave the contract.Nothing works.Sack all of them and take a new contractor who will complete the work at right time ,with methods that noone will be feeling inconvenience.There are competable Engineers in mangalore .Then why such situations ?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    Appears like this particular lane is inhabitated by well-to-do NRIs and other HNIs; who generally are not bothered about the neighbours travails unless the problem knocks at their door; not knowing that, one day it will for sure!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    these are chillar things as per our benki peteel....we are concerned only about petta and love jihad....

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    Smart people! They realized after a year wonderful!

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  • J.F.D Souza, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    All are mute spectators. Sack the MCC as it failed to give proper service to the people /citizens of Mangalore.

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