Mangaluru: Development works move at snail's pace - Traffic snarls become routine

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Nov 27: Because of the fact that development works like concreting of the roads, underground drainage, footpaths etc are progressing at an agonizingly slow pace, the people have been reeling under various traffic problems from the last some months.

Works like the Smart City, Amrut, Jalasiri, gas pipeline etc have been undertaken in the hub of the city and interior parts. In some cases, the works have not been concluded even after a year of commencement. Therefore, the people using the roads here are compelled to grapple with problems like traffic block, high density of vehicles etc. In some cases, there are no warning signs at the entry point of a road and the drivers come to know about the fact that the road has been dug up only after reaching that point, which poses a problem of reversing the vehicles.

It has been a month since the underground drainage work was taken up on Kadri Kambla road. People going towards Bunts Hostel and those returning on this road have to take a detour. As concrete roads are being laid on the jail road, vehicular traffic has been banned. The road between Besant and Sharada Vidyalaya is closed. Underground drainage work is going on in the interior road near Mount Carmel school, Maryhill. Therefore, traffic chaos has become the order of the day in front of the school. Traffic on Sharavu temple road that had been blocked has resumed now.

As schools and colleges have reopened now, the density of traffic increases in the morning and evening hours. Even emergency vehicles including ambulances find it hard to move. On the days on which marriages are organized in city halls, traffic problems occur. Many people blame the GAIL pipeline work that has been going on for a long time for creating problems.

Some works are delayed as the contractors take up several projects together and they face shortage of labourers. As they try to distribute resources, manpower and machinery in several places, all the work moves very slowly. Roads dug for underground drainage are repaired after a very long time. In many places, roads are dug for drainage after the same is concreted. This results in wasting of public resources.

Mayor Premananda Shetty, has requested the people to bear with the corporation as several development works have been undertaken together. He said that the concerned would be asked to complete the work speedily.
















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  • William Rodrigues, Ujjodi, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    This kind unplanned projects tend to create nuisance to the public. No Engineer is bothered to supervise the completed or incomplete job. New Suvarna lane was dug up for laying of pipes. It is more than 9 months, the trench improperly filled has been a menace to so many people. One can not walk, can't ride a bike and driving also is a herculean task. Our corporator had promised several times but no results so far. Wish there will be action soon.

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  • Premium Prasad, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Corporation Engineers are digging and covering, digging and covering very often and half done every where to mint money from the works accomplisher.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Who cares about that ! we care only about MODIJI and BHASAN and one liners !!!! we are like cinema star "FANS" we can go any extreme even dont have bread to eat or wear the LANGOAT

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  • Rajesh Nayak, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    This is nothing new to Mangalore , infact India, There are multiple examples of similar half work/ stay by so called influential people. Other example is Sharavu temple road from KS Rao road- Concreting stopped in front of Ideal ice cream cafe inconveniencing millions of people everyday Is it due to lobby of any influential person or negligence of Smart city's smart people?

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  • Richi, India meri jaan

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Congress in name of development has made a fool out of humans . Proof kejerwal is campainng with proof that Congress ruled Delhi 15 years prior AAP government they sat on asses and looted ,plus Punjab telling their funds kajana is deplished with Congress on their rule for decades now they have been sucking us dry from our ancestorial times . ## Development government zindabad # Hindustan zindabad🤠🤠

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Bjpees double wngine double loot with 30%. Commission ...public hai ye sab janthi hai....Ab ki baar 30% loot maar

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  • NIDHI, India

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Why are they building parking lots both on left and right side on light house hill road... Already that road is blocked most of the time... Also right lane is the fast lane... It will make the area extremely dangerous and accident prone

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  • Jb, Mlore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    This is Kudla bro! There is no slow lane or fast lane, my way is highway. Jokes aside! People here dont bother about following rules, even if roads are improved and footpaths made, people will ride and park wherever they want and blame the government. If everyone follows the rules, there should not be much of traffic jams, but here everyone is in a hurry and wants to go first and others have to wait for him to pass . People coming from the gulf will follow rules for a day and then next day back to Mangalore driving styles if he doesnot want to be left behind.

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  • Golibajje, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Just absolute pathetic planning. The amount of problems these so called elected representatives put common people through is just stupid. So many accidents have happened already in the jail road since the last one month where nothing has been done apart from just digging up roads. Common sense is to dig up half road,so that public can use the remaining half and then give versa but not here. The biggest problem is all the contracts are given to a single contractor who's close to the Govt. Every tender passed straight way goes 30-40% commission to so called elected representatives. This is where the problem lies,the contractor won't have enough manpower to handle so many projects together so works crawl at snails pace and in the end after an year or two the local corporator Photoshops his face with the MLA,MP and PMs faces on a flex to be put everywhere as if the work was done using his own money.

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Dear readers, Sorry to say this. Read my lips. Mangalore is royally f****d by the callous, timid, carefree and dumbo attitude of the sleepy public who'll take the shit and don't have the sheer guts to unite in one accord, march into the civic administration office and pull up the erring "care-a-damn-attitude" civic bosses by the scruff of their shoulders unlike the guts in metropolis like Bombay. Everything here is chaltha hai chalatha hai attitude. The day people will manhandle officials and get a run for their money will be the day when the Smart City tag will in reality be applicable. For the time being Mangalore is a perennial "Sleepy City".

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    snail's pace engine's @ work with briskly quick corruption 2 officials & mla's.

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    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Dug up roads are digital India's most important features...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    It’s BJP’s ‘Double Engine Development’ of ‘Double Engine Govt’ to ‘Double Destruction’?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!……

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    MCC has great dumb engineers who get job by influence, pathetic govt, worst administration. it takes forever to cross nanthoor / bejai jail road via more supermarket/ worst worst worst in worst.. its been months every corner has been dug out.

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  • Well wisher, Kudla

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Dug up roads are smart city's achche din!

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    It seems that we, the citizens of Mangalore are so dumb that we are putting up with the ride whatever the administration is doling out in saying that they are making us into a smart city. The whole of Mangalore seems to be dug up graveyard.

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