Padil-Bajal underbridge far from ready, stagnant water poses health risk


Deekshith D V
Pics: Ramesh Pandith
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Jul 1: Despite assurances by union minister D V Sadananda Gowda that the Padil-Bajal railway underbridge would be ready by June 30, the work on the underbridge is far from over, and is in fact, is in a shambles. The delay has caused much inconvenience to locals, and now with water-logging, it has also left them worried.

Sadananda Gowda had assured that the work would be over by June end during inspection of the spot on May 9, many months after he laid the foundation stone for the underbridge.

The underbridge has now turned into a mini 'swimming pool' where stagnant water has collected due to rains, and this is likely to become a breeding center for mosquitoes. With the rainy season settling in, this may pose a serious threat to health.

Mocking the administration, locals have put up a banner adjacent to the Padil-Bajal underbridge proclaiming it a 'Mosquito Breeding Center and Swimming Pool'.

Speaking to daijiworld, Gayatri, a resident of Vijayanagara, said, "Stagnant water beneath the underbridge may lead to mosquitoes breeding which will result in the spread of communicable diseases. Several people, including children, pass by this way. This delay in work has affected connectivity to the main road."

Ganesh, a retired police officer, also complained about the inconvenience faced by the people of Bajal, Jalligude, Veeranagar and Faisalnagar. "As proper alternate roads have not been made available, the people have to take lengthy detours. This is an alarming situation if someone has to reach the hospital urgently," he said, adding that this project might take one more year before all the work is completed.

Abhishek Shetty, a local, said, "People of the local area are fed up of this inordinate delay in the work." Rehman, another local, said that school children and daily wage labourers were the worst affected due to this mismanagement of the issue.

A few auto drivers also complained that sometimes private buses cancel their trips and this inconveniences school children and the elderly.

Speaking to daijiworld, Palakkad division DRM Anand Prakash blamed Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) for the delay in the work. "The MCC did not submit the modified designs for the approach road though they were contacted repeatedly. It is the responsibility of the MCC to pump out the stagnant water and maintain hygiene."

He also said that the contractors cannot continue the work until the utilities are shifted from either side by the MCC.

MCC deputy commissioner (DC) Gokuldas Nayak was unavailable for comment despite several tries.

 

  

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  • yogesh, mumbai

    Sat, Jul 04 2015

    MP no.1 coming soon in boat for site visit(with cameramen, press)!

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 05 2015

    MP will come soon to inaugurate the same Dam.
    Design made for under-pass turned in-to Dam!

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  • Wilson, Manglore

    Fri, Jul 03 2015

    The only remaining work as seen from photos is wing wall construction and do excavation to remove other side soil and let water go out .
    This work should not take more time since the main slab work is already completed

    This is India
    Projects don't finish on time here

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  • RAM, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    Bridge CUM Swimming Pool....
    Congratulations to Ex Chief Minister What a Marvelous JOB...!!!???
    Sri. D.V. Sadananda Gowda.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    Actually while digging under pass they didn't even thought of rain water harvesting.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    MP
    *
    ಅಂಡರ್ ಪಾಸ್ ಮಲ್ಪರೆ ತೆಕ್ನೋಲೋಜಿ , ತಲೆ ಭೊಡ್ ಹೇ , ಡೋಲ್ ಬೊಟ್ಟಿ ಲೆಕ್ಕ ಅತ್ತ್
    *

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    Now he will disappear for three months ...

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  • Rithesh R B, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    If the Single under bridge gets this much late ,with what move District administration will apply Mangalore City name for the Coming Smart City projects,Unless our politicians(Center&State)
    wont speak in LS & RS Regarding the slowdown of Development work in District nothing good can happen

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  • Ganesh, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    :P Irony is we can't build one small underpass, and there is talk about 100 smart cities .

    Guys we ourself donate and complete this work , lets bring shame on the face POLItitians

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    What a shame. Waste of time and money spent. Whatever funds spent only prospered the contractors and other key personalities in the project.
    May be the project needs to be scraped and should be awarded to some Japanese/Korean Company and wait for the result.
    @Jossey,
    Good comments. Looks like day a dreamer (about the partner)

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    What a shame. Waste of time and money spent. Whatever funds spent only prospered the contractors and other key personalities in the project.
    May be the project needs to be scraped and should be awarded to some Japanese/Korean Company and wait for the result.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    It is rain water harvesting system.
    Better than Japan technology, only you need to wear life jackets!

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  • Dinesh , Doha

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    This bridge comes under Bogalu Bagya...Both Gowda and Nalini will give many promises and getting awards for this. like give money and get awards..Neither congress nor Bjp MP and MLA from mangalore are just giving false promises...

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  • yogesh, mumbai

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    swimming pool during rains

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  • martin,

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    OUR no1 MP nalin kumar has brilliantly engineered worlds 1st swimming pool cum under pass!!! thats truly amazing.
    HE's also thankful to sadda gowda for this achievement.
    TOGETHER these two BJP guys gave a bridge that cant be used for at least 3 month a year!!! rest of the time use it at your own risk.
    IF no1 MP does such a hopeless work i shudder to think kind of work done by that 500th MP!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    Only the dog, in picture number one seems to be very happy ...

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    NO ACTION
    ONLY REACTION
    THAT IS OUR POLITICS
    ONLY OUR PEOPLE SUPPER
    POLITICIANS GOT IMPORTED CARS AND CHARTERED HELICOPTERS EVEN PLANES WHEN THEY REQUIRED.

    NOW PEOPLE SHOULD UNITED AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST RESPONSIBLE

    POLITICIANS WILL SAY ANYTHING JUST FOR VOTE BANK
    VOTE FOR POT BOHR
    THAT IS THE MOTTO

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  • Arif Shabu, Uchila

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    Swimming Pool Bhagya…………) from No.1___

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  • Mohammed, Dubai/Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    i stay near to this bridge, when was driving to the alternative road its so risk. We need to be so careful driving on that drive. Its like getting into a cliff. They authorities have not out any barrier on this road. I think they will wake up and realise their mistake once someone looses his life falling down. and when i asked about the bridge work, my neighbours and auto rickshaw guys tell " All are thief" they don't want to work and find reasons to delay the work. The locals are fed up of this nonsense and its only the time when people will start kicking the contractor and the officials involved. These shameless politicians do not have any respect for their words.its sad that our leaders are not committed to what they promise. they try to find fault of others to save their irresponsible behaviour.

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  • Ganesh. G.S, Mangalore/Padil

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಸರಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರಪಾಲಿಕೆ ನೇರ ಹೊಣೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರಸರಕಾರ ಅಂಡರ್ಪಾಸ್ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಳಿಸಿದೆ ಆದರೆ ರಸ್ತೆ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುವುದು ರಾಜ್ಯಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು. ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರಪಾಲಿಕೆಯ ಕೆಲಸ. ಆದರೆ ರಸ್ತೆ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುವ ನೀಲನಕಾಸೆ ಇನ್ನು ತಯಾರುಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ. ಮಹಾನಗರಪಾಲಿಕೆಯ ಕಮಿಷನರ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದ ಈಗಿನ ಶಾಸಕರಾದ ಜೆ. ರ. ಲೋಬೋ ಅವರು ಮನಸ್ಸು ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಆಗುತಿತ್ತು ..ಸುಮ್ಮ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಸದಾನಂದ ಗೌಡರನ್ನು , ನಳಿನ್ ಕುಮಾರನ್ನು ದೂಷಿಸುವುದು ತಪ್ಪು ..ಇ ದಕ್ಕೆ ನೇರಹೊಣೆ ರಾಜ್ಯಸರಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರ ಪಾಲಿಕೆ . ಸಣ್ಣ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಕೊಡ್ತೇನೆ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಪುರಭವನದ ದುರಸ್ಥಿಕಾರ್ಯ ನೋಡಿದ&#

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    Local technology of road construction stinks beyond repair!! May be it is an achievement for the MP!! It is standard of some people!

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  • vincy , Bangkok

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    Readers,please note that,this bridge work is complete in the book of MP Nalin Kumar achievements.
    So there is no need to complain on him,he has done his job and he is appreciated by people by book release.
    Now the next step is cutting the ribbon and add this to Sadananda Gowda's Book of achievements.
    Malayria and Dengue ,these are excuses,people really like it this way and they enjoy this pool.
    If the people there unite then,they can block the whole NH traffic and get the job done in one week.There is no unity among people.If the people unite and block the train or road for one hour,then KAS,IRS,IAS officers will wake up at 8 am and complete this job within few hours.

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  • prem, byndoor

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    what about the idea of under bridge..why cant mcc convert in to indoor swiming pool. any ways water is freely getting. let no 1 mp. nd mlas decide as early as possible..

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  • Prashanth, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    RAIL MINISTER RAIL BUDYER
    PAPERDHAKUL BAREYONDHE POYER
    JANAKUL NAMBUDHE BUDYER
    BAJALDHA JANAKUL NEERDE ULLER...

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  • NM, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    Its very sad that the under-bridge isn't ready yet. Leaving aside its readiness and health concerns, the concerning body should have constructed a wider bridge to accommodate larger traffic in the near future. This bridge is actually too small to accommodate 2 vehicles at a time.
    Such structures should be planned to handle traffic of the future as well since it is not feasible to rebuild or expand it at a later stage.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    Looking at the performance of this MP, Smart city was denied to Mangalore ...

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  • ravi, israel

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    this problem intentionaly created for politics by MCC(congress). even i like congress pary

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    Nalin Kumar can introduce fish in the stagnant water so they can have full grown fishes when monsoon ends & prevent mosquitoes from breeding at the same time! This way he can utilize the stagnant water along with peoples good will to get more popular.

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  • Anonymous,

    Thu, Jul 02 2015

    And ask Gadkari to do the honors. Fish will outgrow its size and can be fed to all Jumla Jokers

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Washington,DC.

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    People,

    Looks like Saddu made a new swimming pool for MANGAloreans...

    ...JH...

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  • Peter, Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    How will be our 100 Smart cities ?

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  • Praveen, Kulshekar

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    MP no. 1 where are you?

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  • Ashok Shetty, Shrva

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    No1 might be searching to arrange ooda ( doni )

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    Great achievement by Nalin Kateel, Number MP in India ...

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  • Prashanth, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    RAIL MINISTER........
    DHAYEG BODYE NIKLEG KAIT AVANDHINA BELE, THOTADHA BELE MALPULE.....

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  • Maxim, Kukude

    Wed, Jul 01 2015

    Development Model of Gowda...

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