Development activities creating bottlenecks for traffic in Mangaluru

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 8: Several development works including Smart City, GAIL gas pipe, general works undertaken by the city corporation etc are being carried out in various parts of the city now. At a few places, main concrete roads and footpaths have been dug. As a result, the commoners are facing a lot of problems.

Currently, some works have been suspended while some others are moving at a slow pace. The vehicle riders in particular face a lot of problems as a result. This has been resulting in traffic snarls in the morning and evening hours. Many buses, in order to stick to their time schedules, have been using interior roads to bypass the traffic, which is resulting in problems for the passengers, it is learnt.


The city is transforming itself into a smart city and it is natural for the people to face some problems when development works are under way. However, the people are justified in feeling disgruntled when several works are undertaken together, but after some stage, get either stranded or fail to get completed. Already there is a shortage of space for vehicle parking in the city. Now, with several works at different stages, the parking space crunch is affecting people.

Works are currently on at Lalbagh, PVS, Yeyyady, Konchadi, Kapikad, Bunts Hostel, Bejai etc. GAIL has been digging roads and footpaths for laying gas pipelines. Some roads have developed potholes as a result of digging, posing serious danger for the vehicle riders. Due to rain experienced a week back, sand and mud that were dug out have now reached the middle of the road, causing the two-wheeler riders to skid and fall on the roads.

Jalasiri works are going on at Kankanady-Mangaladevi road, and also footpath and underground drainage works there, along with smart city works that have resumed after being suspended by the high court for some time, have given rise to complications in this busy locality. Social worker, Gopalakrisghna Bhat, says that a decision taken at a meeting by the city corporation, smart city and GAIL officials to conduct works through mutual coordination has not been implemented.

Mayor Premananda Shetty, when requesting the people to cooperate with the development works that are creating problems for them, said that the officials have been asked to conduct works without posing problems for the people. He said that most of the works will be completed before the monsoon season begins.







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  • anoop suvarna, Jeppu

    Sat, Apr 10 2021

    With due Respect,Sir,Madam the only solution for all this halla-hulla is a simple formula, whoever has given the contract should implement a time period for any work or penalty clause ,some may oppose some support for smart City ,as Mangalore is densily populated , parking has become a major menenc,why can't the authority implement a time frame,

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  • Jyotsna, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    When no work being done everyone complains about it, now everyone complaining about the ongoing work , first you make up your mind before complaining. And bring it up during next election and not ones it’s in action.

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  • VM, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Destruction works. Unplanned . Absolutely no coordination between departments. Elected representatives least bothered. Public more interested in political affiliations. Contractors making merry. Money going down the drain. End result zero.

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  • sujata, odisha

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Everyone wants development. how can the work progress without digging . Independence was got after great struggle and hence we should not be in a hurry to get things done now itself/ it takes some time /patience is required and we all should cooperate with the authority.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    mangalore has b come a fart city.

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  • Jyotsna, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    You fart too much

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Why do we need gas pipeline is there a need? We do not have proper electricity connection one rain and good wind electricity is disconnected, gas pipeline will be a big flop in Mangalore. There will be a lot of digging for the same.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Converting Smart City into ...

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Right now the development works happening in Mangalore city are very tiny and small. Not any big infrastructure projects like IT parks, metro, flyover, bus terminus or ring roads. These silly works like drainage, narrow footpath, some gas pipeline should be completed in weeks or a month.

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