Mangaluru: Not even a year old, Netravati protective fencing gathering rust


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 21: The protective net fitted all along the Netravati bridge at Jeppinamogaru in the city outskirts is gathering rust within eight months of its inauguration. Unless measures to prolong its life are taking, the money spend on it may go down the drain.

More than 15 persons including Cafe Coffee Day owner V G Siddhartha, had jumped into the river and ended their lives from this bridge. Therefore, under the leadership of MLA Vedavyasa Kamath, Mangaluru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) had erected this 800 meters long fencing costing Rs 55 lac. Both the bridges, one leading towards Thokottu from the city and the other on return route, have been provided this protective fencing. The fencing is five feet over the protective wall of the bridge. The fencing was fitted by welding to the iron rods. At the top of the fencing, barbed fence has been fitted to see that no one is able to climb over the fence.


Fencing on Netravati bridge (file photo)

Because of the saline content in the environment influenced by the presence of sea, iron items get rust very quickly in the coast. People feel that the fencing will survive of thick paint is applied to it often. They also say that the contracting firm should have been told to use things which do not rust like aluminium or steel.

However, after the fencing was fitted, the number of suicides here has drastically fallen. Moreover, CCTV camera has also been fitted and connected to the town police station so that the police can keep watch on the activities here. There has also been a marked reduction in the people throwing garbage into the river as the fencing blocks the garbage bags.

MUDA chairman Ravishankar Mijar, said that the fencing was given undercoating in order to ensure that it does not rust. But because of direct saline breeze from the sea, it is getting rusted. He said that soon the fence will be painted again.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Balakrishna, Kudla

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    Failure of engineers. They should have used either SS or GI materials.

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    Engineers !! are you kidding ????? whoever working as govt offices are came from backdoor entry with kickbacks not because of they are excelled in their academics. Those who appointed you can expect the results like this !!! Those who are excelled in academic working in USA UK and rest of the unlucky guys in ME as high paid laborers!!. The lower class of society is believes in god and god will make miracles in their life will vote the AGENTS of GOD PARTY called BJPeeee Nana Namma Kaite, Yeredala panodchi !!

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    Eredala panodchi !! nana NAMMA KAITE !! Eredala panyere POVODCHI !! DHALA PODIYODCHI !! NAMA ULLA !!

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  • Indian Citizen, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    Are we Mangaloreans so dumb and stupid that we are not able to install a simple metal fence which can last at least 10 years during these modern times of advanced technology in spite of having such big budget??? Or is it simply corruption all the way? It's an utter shame on our technology and our ethics.

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    We can't get a simple thing as a fence to quality standards. Unqualified engineers who cannot specify the tender or corrupt engineers who are writing of on substandard material..

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    I can't understand why the inquiry??? If administration starts inquiry then in every work has not done properly, after this smart city projects work started . This inquiry will make scope for another repair work to make money.

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  • VR, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    They should have consulted good engineers first. Aluminum poles and strong aluminum wire mesh is better suited since it is less susceptible to corrosion. There are plenty of aluminum based fencing materials available now India. Olden days, it was a problem.

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  • Joe Saldanha, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    Everything is Fake …

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    BJP and Vedavyas Kamth hai tho mumkin hai, Jai Modi ,Jai Nalin Pumpwell.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    My dear Officials, who are in Charge and Control of this " Project " do kindly make a good note of the Comments of these Respectable Citizens about the failure some basic requirements. It would be advisable to look into them and restore the failures in good time and Conditions. Kindly do the needful to the satisfaction of all as soon as possible and earn a " Very Good Name " for yourselves. May the Almighty Bless you all and your worthy families ! THANK YOU !

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    First of all the fence was a stupid idea. Whoever thought of it is an idiot. If one wants to commit suicide, there are 10 other ways. If one wants to jump into the river, there are many spots at the end of bridge or just walking down the sides of the river and selecting a good spot according to convenience. Even climbing up the fence and jumping is possible, although some pain me have to be tolerated due to barbed fence poking in. But when one has decided to commit suicide by jumping into the river, this little pain is nothing!! Some idiot thought of fencing the bridge and spent tax payers money and probably made some money for himself and his friends. That is the end of it. Now dont try to spend more of tax payers money.

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  • Roy, Bolar

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    I have read most of the comments and guys you have forgotten about our coconut tree bye products. Think about them for construction of fencing etc. ( Rope, poles, name them you may find one)

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  • Pradeep, Moodbidri

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Atmanirbhar Fence! 5 lakhs for fence 50lakhs swaha.

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    This is not only here in Karnataka its nationwide phenomena because public money involved in it , so no one is answerable for that !! even no one is asking questions on spending and spoil the public money without analyzing pro or cons of the projects ! its to be discussed in MA NN KI BHATH,

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Who wants jump, make sure you have taken tetanus injection... Will be helpful, in case you survive..

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    As per our glorious tradition I seriously feel only 10% of sanctioned amount must have been spent on the actual job. Rest of the money is shared between all the stakeholders. The same case applies to every single job carried out in Mangalore. Be it roads, buildings, bridges, flyovers or anything else for that matter are all victims of corruption. People make some noise and soon forget the same.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    only an incompetent or corrupt administration and its officials will put up mild steel structures in coastal areas. The least they should have put up are heavy duty GI expanded mesh. Contractors and their protectors stand to mint money.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    First of all the thought of erecting a fence to reduce suicides is itself a stupidity. If a person has decided to commit suicide, he will find many ways. since this fencing is already installed only to make money, Galvanisation of steel can protect it for many years. But our politicians do not want such things which last long. They are worried about their commission which is 50% upon installation and there after 10% every year from the maintenance.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Gone are 55lacs in Netrvati.Gulum.Someone will be very happy to have some lacs.Instead of this cheaper wire should have erected PVC coated one.That too it is behind the wall.Is it not better in front of ?so that noone tries to make a hole and jump in?

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    And as a last resort painting of the rusted net. There ends the matter. Why no detailed inquiry for this?

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    30 to 50% effect.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Not to worry. Award this task to BJP government. They are experts in covering up and painting entirely a new picture. 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂.

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  • Ziyad, Manglore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    It’s wrong product used. It should have been PVC coated instead of Galvanised.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    credit must go to the contractor who swallowed the money and the engineer who passed the bill... this is "naa mai khaaoonga naa mai khaane doonga" model...

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  • Dr. Haneef Shabab, Bhatkal

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Public must erect fencing against CORRUPT GOVERNMENT

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Hope the Gandhi family is not responsible for this

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    ಲೂಟರ್ಸ್. ಕಾಸ್ ಕಿಸೆತ್ತ ಉಲ್ಯಾ. make in india.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Which engineer with some brain will ever recommend to erect a wire fence accross a river bridge which is close to the sea. The saline moisture from the sea will corrode any ordinary steel over a period of time.

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    What can we expect when the money is diverted to Pegasus?

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Testimony to prove the quality of Make in Hindustan...,

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