Bantwal: Mangaluru-Bengaluru NH 75 development work at snail’s pace


Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (MS)

Bantwal, Mar 9: The important road that connects the coastal districts with capital city Bengaluru is national highway (NH) 75 between Mangaluru-Bengaluru. But the irony is that some or the other stretch of it is always under repair.

The work of upgrading the BC Road-Addahole highway stretch was to be completed by now. However, the work is not progressing. In fact the work has stopped for many months. L&T had got the tender to upgrade 65 km of highway between BC Road and Addahole in 2017 for Rs 821 crore. If it had started the project right away the work should have been completed by 2019. But so far except digging the old road no other progress is seen.

This is the most direct road to Bengaluru from Mangaluru and Udupi. Though Bengaluru can be reached via Charmadi also, the distance is longer. Going via Mysuru is taking a merry-go-round.

This highway is the easiest for fuel tankers as well as goods vehicles. In addition, to save time the cost of fuel would also be less. But its seems like the NHAI officials are not interested in getting this project done in time.

The other roads leading to Bengaluru are also affected due to the huge number of vehicles. In the road that goes via Charmadi, there is always a danger of landslides and the road getting closed. The road that passes through Sampaje Ghat also is not safe as there was a landslide some years ago. The only road that is accessed by all is the Shiradi Ghat. Though the road was developed after concretization the present B C Road-Addahole issue is bothering the commuters now.

According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR) that was made ready in the beginning, along with the highway development two small size bridges, 24 minor bridges, 27 retainer walls and more than 100 drains and a wide divider in between were there. However, except for some drains, the work is just half done. No one is there to ask the progress.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Wed, Mar 10 2021

    Why only costal karnataka the road works never seem to get completed?

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  • Rajen Gopi, Kolkata

    Wed, Mar 10 2021

    All of you don't worry. Currently NHAI is laying around 20kms of highways everyday. So this road should be completed in 13 days time; taking the distance between MLR & BLR to be 351kms. Well I did'nt say that,

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Wed, Mar 10 2021

    They are waiting for rain now.. So they can claim extra funds and excuses for poor quality of work.

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  • Pinto, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Our government is busy deciding if they should open doors to congressmen. They r focussing on operation KAMALA. So they don't have time for development. Still remember the song on every news channel " hum modi ji ko lane wale hai, ache din ane wala hai." M sure the production was sponsored by the gujus so only Ambani's and Advani's are seeing ache din.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Development of Road Infrastructure in india is worst compared to third world countries. Reason - corrupt democratic government. there is no cure.

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  • VR, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 10 2021

    some projects have issues at the local level such as land acquisition, litigation in courts, contractor delays and lack of leadership at the local level to pursue rigorously for completion of the project. The delays are also caused by constant changes to the project plan which again contributes to the delay.

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  • Rasheed, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    L&T had got tender for completing concreted wide road from Addahole to B C Road for Rs 821 crore. But there was delay in land acquisition and ministries failed to give clearances on time. At the sametime, the highways department planned to drop 16 km stretch from the purview of the tender because of forest department objections. Therefore, the company had backed out from executing this contract.

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  • Kabir, Cape town

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Nothing compared to pumpwell flyover project

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    I blame our spineless politicians. In Gujarat they do 25 km road in a day! I guess Patel Construction can do this faster! Our MP / MLA's forgotten to demand their rights., busy behind cow politics.

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  • rpd, M'lore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Eki minitt. Our honorable MP will address this issue in the parliament.

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  • rakesh, udupi

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    In which language tulu or kannada ?

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  • Save My India, India.

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    It must be real fishy, that L&T won the contract and not done the work until now?? Can someone enlighten us pls?? Jai Hind!!

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  • Rasheed, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    L&T had got tender for completing concreted wide road from Addahole to B C Road for Rs 821 crore. But there was delay in land acquisition and ministries failed to give clearances on time. At the sametime, the highways department planned to drop 16 km stretch from the purview of the tender because of forest department objections. Therefore, the company had backed out from executing this contract.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    Relevant Ministry' s claim of rapid pace of Highway' s works, in the press conference meeting and ground reality there's 💯 mismatch. Hope to see it's reversed soon!

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    In the name of development taking people for a ride. 1/2 km S. L. Mathias road, Falnir the road works going on since last four years. A total mess in the name of development. Total corruption from corporator, MLA, MP and etc. AAP would be a better choice in Karnataka.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 09 2021

    L&T does not offer bribe to any Politician ...

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