Mangaluru: Smart City work - Chaos likely in traffic movement after unlock

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 19: Many roads are dug throughout the city in order to make way for Smart City project related works during the lockdown period. The work is still in progress. If the lockdown is withdrawn there is a huge possibility that the city will face traffic chaos.

The main roads that will get affected are M G Road, Bunts Hostel, RTO office and GHS road. There will be heavy vehicle congestion on these roads as they are the important roads that connect to various other junctions. During lockdown, only one way traffic is allowed in the city.


Most of the roads in the city do not have the drainage system for the rain water to flow. It is a common scene near Ambedkar Circle, K S Rao Road and Rao & Rao Circle to get clogged with water with little rain. In front of the Bejai KSRTC bus stand, rain water creates a pond. Pedestrians face inconvenience to walk at this place. These issues have been prevailing for many years and the public is waiting for the city corporation to do something about them.

Most of the roads where the Smart City work is going on are having piles of mud, sand and asphalt on the side of the road which blocks nearly half of the road. In Car Street, rain water has entered many shops and houses during the recent rains.

Mayor Premanand Shetty, however, says, “Most of the Smart City related works that are going on in the city are on the verge of getting completed. Care will be taken to ensure smooth flow of traffic. This time around water clogging will be less as drainage and footpaths are constructed in most of the main roads.”







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  • Vivian Fernandes, Vamanjoor

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    All these works are unscientific and blunder.. looting money

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Periodic lockdown extension is blessing on disguise to smart city work. Most of present scenario is rework..cutting.concrete. they manage the billing based on work..rework.. half done.. etc. Most iconic undernpass is coming up at clock tower. Someone it is connected directly to clock tower neath by boat. 6 crore is too less for this international acclaimed under pass of smart city mangalore..

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Smart City or fools city project? No road widening, no path over bridge, no flyover simply pasting concrete upon concrete to benefit few contractors. No proper bus station even.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Every where in the city they have made a mess of work which is not done in a proper manner. Till they set the work perfectly, the Corona virus will not come to below 5%. Administration is waiting to finish the work otherwise there will be a traffic problems in the city. Complete the work in a proper manner, administration will open the roads, and Corona virus will end.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    It is better to continue lockdown until the roadworks are completed!!

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    In Mangalore under the pretext of smart City works roads lanes cross roads are dug up everywhere making the life of citizens miserable. What happened to DKannada DCs oreder issued in the first week of June that no digging of of any kind be taken up in mangalore City from June to September end. Is there no sanctity for such orders. Now why DC has maintained silence? Let him implement that order or withdraw it.

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  • Sabeena, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    All thieves in this project. Looting people and our tax money Shoddy work It’s a nexus of builders who are rowdies who are real estate builders These real estate rogues don’t have ethics, All mangalreans have fallen prey to these sharks All smart city people should be stripped naked and made to parade on the roads they constructed in front of their children Shameless

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  • N S Shetty, Surathkal

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Every Job undertaken should display the Names of the Company undertaking the Job and the Name n Telphone number of the Mg Dir/CEO of the Co. These boards should be displayed in Prominent locations wherever the Job has been executed... Minimum Five Years display a must...

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  • Roger, Palimar

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    Completing roads with concrete doesn't create a smooth flow of traffic.... roads are to be constructed to facilitate the flow.... very importantly creating a turning lane/merging lane... so that the traffic flowing straight will move without restrictions..... vehicles/drivers need to follow the lane discipline and the traffic rules.... proper road signage and to make drivers aware of them.... need of drainage is a must as India is a country of heavy rain every year.... smartness and people with brains need to be included when you plan for smart city.... take idea's from other well planned cities.... specially Singapore, China , Norway etc...

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  • Umesh Rao, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Take the Smart City officials on a tour of these cities so that they can conduct a "study"!! They will live you and bless you also.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    There more places were road works is going on S. L. Mathias road Falnir work is going on since last four years. Road is been dug near Wenlock hospital and Milagres cross road. Kankannady opposite the market, the erstwhile Central Market area. The lockdown is withdrawn on Monday (21/06/2021) the longest day of the year, there will long queues on the roads due the traffic jam. No planning only people trying to make money by looting tax payers money.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    It's dug for bodies...because we do not have Ganga. ;). Like I mentioned earlier in another section....BJP symbol is Lotus and what they are doing is 'Loot us'.

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  • Aditya, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    Boss the road is open , please go check

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    Social activist sowraj Mangalore went live today on FB regarding this issue the four minute video was a lightning bolt for authorities..

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  • Star, Kollakabail

    Sat, Jun 19 2021


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