Mangaluru: CCTV, fencing barrier inaugurated at Netravati bridge


Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Mar 3: The district administration was burdened with expenditure that ran to lacs of rupees to search for those who jumped from the Netravati bridge and ended their life. A fencing barrier is erected and CCTV cameras are now installed all along the bridge to save the expenditure and make those who attempt suicide to change their minds, informed Mangaluru north MLA Vedavyasa Kamath.

He was speaking after inaugurating the fencing and CCTV cameras installed at the bridge by Mangaluru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) at a cost of Rs 63 lac on Wednesday, March 3.

He further said, “Distressed people used to jump from the bridge into the river. About 10 to 15 people on average used to end their lives in a year. The suicide of entrepreneur V G Siddhartha was a black mark for Mangaluru. The police department, fire service personnel, coast guards and fishermen come together under the leadership of district administration in the search operations spending several lacs during suicides. This project is undertaken to prevent suicides here.”

Chief guest, MUDA president Ravishankar Mijar said that the Netravati river was the primary spot for suicides. "The work is completed early by MUDA due to the initiative of MLA Vedavyasa Kamath. A 2800-metre long fence is erected at four places in the 700 meters long bridge. Four CCTV cameras are erected at four corners. It will also prevent people from throwing trash into the river. The cameras will be monitored by Kankanady station police personnel. The police commissioner has already approved it. It will be put on paper soon," he said.

Corporator, Veena Mangala, MUDA commissioner, Dinesh Kumar, Kankanady police inspector, Ashok Kumar, and corporation appointed member Bhaskar Chandra Shetty, were the guests of honour.   

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • sujata, odisha

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    CCTV will also prevent people from throwing trash into the river. But the question is why people pack the waste and bring all the way till netravathi. please make arrangements so that waste can be disposed around their area like d-d collection of waste . but keep an eye on shops /trucks throwing animal waste into the river. A fencing barrier is erected all along the bridge to save those who attempt suicide to change their minds. There's a railway crossing at j-mogar where the people can cross over to other side straight through the bridge and this bridge is totally open on both sides. Please ban that rly track zone for ordinary public other than rly personal only.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Controlling death rate of Rich ,distressed people....? You cannot control natural phenomenon, What if they choose another river or another way ?

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    sir ,when elections are not around ,please dont waste your time inaugurating and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Please vist your surrounding areas and see how you can do more to raise quality of living of all humans around

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  • RONALD V MENEZES, barkur

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    instead of installing cameras help the poor people to give free medical treatment.

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  • Krish, India

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    earlier u told u will travel to mangalore to protest to install CCTV, on which gurantee u told?

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  • jossy dsouza, thokkottu permannur

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    waste of tax payers money..it will damaged in just few days..

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Why always specimistic ? After all, pre caution is better than cure.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    What is the guarantee after all this there will not be any Suicides ...

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