Mangaluru: As Netravati swells due to incessant rain, work on Adyar dam affected


Mohan Kuthar
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru(DV)

Mangaluru, May 16: The ongoing work on the Adyar-Harekala vented dam-cum bridge was affected as the Netravati river swelled with heavy flow of water, owing to incessant rainfall caused by cyclone Tauktae.

It is learnt that several materials including mud used for the construction work were washed away into the river.


It may be recalled that according to MLA U T Khader, the estimated cost of the project is Rs 200 crore. The contract has been handed over to G Shankar & Co. However, the contractors shouldered the project for a sum of Rs 192.5 crore when the tender was called.The work is likely to be completed and inaugurated by end of December.

The project would provide water to 24 villages of Mangaluru and Bantwal taluks, including Someshwara, Konaje, Belma, Amblamogaru, Harekala, Munnur, Kinya, Talapady, Sajipa Mooda,Naringana, Pajir, Ira, Karnad, Balepuni, Chelur, Boliyar, Pavur, Manjanadi, Sajipa Munnur and Manchi.

Speaking to daijiworld, Harekala gram panchayat member Badruddin said, "As heavy rain lashed for more than 24 four hours due to cyclone effect, water flow in Netravati river increased. As a result, the ongoing work on Adyar-Harekala dam has been affected.

"Nearly 70 laboures who were involved in the work have been shifted to a safe place. Due to the heavy flow of water, construction materials were also washed away. There are three excavators in the middle of the river, but it is very difficult to shift them due to the increase in water level," he said.

Incessant rains have caused widespread devastation in the coast districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi over the last couple of days. Several people living along the coastline have been evacuated to safer places. 

 

  

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    What sort of planning & execution of work is this? Wonder who will be accountable for this goofup & losses? Despite advance cyclone warning, this is height of callousness!

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  • Pramila Fernanades, Mangalore

    Sun, May 16 2021

    So finally the moral of the story is don't delay the work. Finish it as soon as possible. Being a simple education background we most of the people knows that rainy season will start usually from May. And from June it's a text book narration. And being so called engineerrs and other high profile people don't understand all this. ?Disgusting.

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  • NCM Prabhu, Kirem/ UAE

    Sun, May 16 2021

    There are three excavators in the middle of the river, but it is very difficult to shift them due to the increase in water level," he said...????????????? The contactor definitely must have known about the cyclone and the warnings given....what a fool not to move the equipments and heavy vehicles? ......we can understand the scientific approach and the reasoning the company and his sub contactors have ..... and such a company is building the dam ....GOD SAVE US ......

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 16 2021

    First Modi, Covid & now Tauktae ...

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