Mangaluru: Flood affected beach resident lifts his house by 3 feet


Daijworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 12: Whenever the district receives heavy rainfalls, people living near the seashore feel endangered. The rain has cast its fury on the city with several floods and people have suffered. Many houses, vehicles and valuables have been washed away by the floods. People have survived submersion in the rainwater that gushed into their houses. Many families were rendered homeless. Frustrated by these experiences, a local found a solution. He elevated his house by about 3 feet. 

He has done this by using jacks. Areas like Kottara Chowki, Melamar and Maladi in the city are some places vulnerable to floods and this idea could be viable. People residing in these areas have often been helpless witnesses to their houses collapsing, and slush, snakes, worms, and other animals gushing inside their houses. 

A local resident named Suresh came up with the idea of raising the level of his house measuring about a1000 sq ft, by 3 feet making use of 200 jacks. He says that as a result, his house is safe against flood water. Suresh said that an Uttar Pradesh-based company has been executing the work of elevating his house and the work is in finishing stages. The house has been raised by 3 feet with the help of elevators. The work had started on December 9, 2021 and the contractor has made sure that the walls, roof, furniture, electronic items and other household items etc are not damaged on account of ongoing works, he said.

Suresh, a retired bank officer, says that 12 people have worked on this project everyday and they have charged Rs 250 per square foot. He says that the house was built about two decades ago and the family suffered a lot during the rainy seasons, duly pointing out that water from underground drainage too used to get into his house in the past. He is unhappy about the haphazard way in which the underground drainages are provided and also about the poor quality of flyovers. 

If Suresh's plan succeeds this rainy season, many may opt for this solution.

 

 

  

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  • N S Shetty, Surathkal

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Thanks to the SMART CITY Project... Citizens have become SMART.....!!!!!

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Instead of elevating the house with jacks, he could have converted his ground floor as parking and storage facility by mere filling for about 2 feet. With the same cost he could have added second floor for living. There is a threat of crack formation and structural becoming week due to jack lifting.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jan 14 2022

    Lawrence mangalore ,using ground floor as car Park and storage will not help here.Main problem will remain as before.Car will be washed away,and storage room will be filled with water as before.Main problem of sewage will not be solved It raises as soon as rainy water presses into canal sueage will not workout seeks a outlet and raises.By raising the house higher ,sewage system too comes higher and danger is less.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Kottara Chowki has a beach??

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    What is Hydraulic Jacks called in BJP’s NEP in Kannada medium??????……

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Veer, Nagpur. In Kannada Hydraulic Jack is called Jalachalitha baara ethuva yantra.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    You are describing one name. I want one name describing the mechanism like Jack in English. No adjectives.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Okay sir, my answer is, only God knows. That may be the reason why none of the students joined Kannada medium engineering courses. They are smarter than me.

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  • Abhishek, mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    The English u r so proud of took 5 letters to write your name where snsktrith or kannada which u seem to despise can do jt in 2. Just because English has 1 word for a certain device , it dosent make it better. I wonder if kannada has a smaller word for 'dimwit'. Lol

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    These elevated houses will not last for more than 3 Monsoons ...

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  • Ashok k naik, USA

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    i guess your expert in all fields. great .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Ashok, Commonsense ...

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  • VIJAY P, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Classic example for stupidity is infinite.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    By then atleast we should have got our 15 lakhs.

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