Udupi: Manipal–Parkala National Highway 169(A) work to resume on Apr 11Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/EP)
Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/EP)
Udupi, Apr 8: “3G for Manipal–Parkala National Highway 169(A) is ready. The work that was stopped halfway will resume on April 11. 72 landowners have vacated their land. Rs 21.84 lac is released. It will be available to those who lost their land to the National Highway work,” said deputy commissioner G Jagadeesh.
Speaking in a meeting of people who had lost their land, he said that the people were annoyed with the district administration as frequent accidents were occurring on the road. “The land comes under the centre once 3G is announced. The compensation will be paid to landowners on the production of documents. They should appeal to the arbitrator if they consider that the compensation is less. The respective deputy commissioner is shouldering the responsibility at present. Those who have not submitted the documents should submit them within a month. The amount will be deposited in the court. Talks with the contractor in this connection were held. The work will resume on Sunday.
“The owners of the respective land should carry trees and other construction material that belong to them. They can request for help from the concerned department if they are unable to,” he said.
MLA Raghupathi Bhat, municipal council president Sumitra R Nayak, municipal commissioner Udaya Shetty, National Highway engineer Manjunath Nayak, landowners and local people were present.