Udupi: 40-km journey to Kodibengre will be just 4 km with 'elusive' bridge

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Jun 21: The Kodibengre is the union area of Swarna and Sita rivers. There is Delta beach at the end of this village which attracts a lot of visitors. However, this village with a population of 1375 has no fundamental infrastructure.

From 2008, Kodibengre has been under Kundapur Legislative Council limits. The people of this village have to travel 40 kms for any kind of paperwork to Kodibengre Panchayat. Their main occupation is fishing.

Kodibengre has been under the limits of Malpe police station instead of Kota for the past 25 years. Though the Kodibengre villagers have appealed to the administration to include their village in Paduthonse Gram Panchayat which is at a distance of just 4 km, their plea has gone unheard.

If a 975-meter bridge is constructed between Hangarakatte and Kodibengre, it will help not only tourism but also vehicles going towards Gangolli port. Though the barge facility is there, it is not in a working condition. Now the people here have to cross nine villages in order to reach Hangarakatte.

During the Monsoon season, the villagers of Kodibengre use boats in order to commute. They have to travel 40 kms in order to reach Kodi Gram Panchayat. Though an appeal has been sent to the district administration and department concerned, there is no respite, according to a local, Manohar Kundar.




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  • Sameer, Kudla

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    We need a similar bridge to connect Bengre to Mangalore. Though we have ferry services, we are supposed to go via long route of Kulooru, Tannirbhavi road for heavy transports.

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  • Anand, Udupi

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Kodi Bengare is beautiful beach connecting hoode beach by good road. But both side of Kodi area is private property. Also there is good opportunity to start stay homes and locals can make good money. Need support from local administration and Govt.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    This is where infrastructure may be built on toll system... User public will be more than happy to pay a reasonable toll for the use of the bridge... If it links to Gangolli port we can expect collections to conclude in a short span of time after which the bridge use may be free... Local MLA and MP must act instead of concentrating on reclaiming temples and Maidans besides renaming of peaceful roads...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    40% is very Appropriate ...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    975 meter bridge? really worth it.? Many environmental consequences. Instead deploy 4 motor passenger boats. Just like private buses. Keep minimum fares

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    never mind..we are ready to go even 100 km as far as blue jp govt is ruling...jaathi impt namak....baki poora dabbed povad...

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