Mangaluru, Sep 18, 2020: A huge well with a history of about a century has been traced at Hampankatta in Mangaluru arousing a lot of curiosity. It is being said that this well is around 100 feet deep.
This well has been found near the rickshaw park close by the Hampankatta signal. The digging work underway here as part of the Smart City Project led to the unearthing of this well. At first a concrete slab was found at the place. When the same was removed, a huge well was found and when enquired with people in the surroundings, it was certain that it was an old well.
This well with a history of around 100 years was used by people of the surrounding area in the past. It was closed during a road work after 1962 when the city began to receive tap water supply. Despite opposition by local residents it was closed and then a concrete slab built over it as a precautionary measure, recall some locals.
Reacting to the development, Muhammad Nazeer, Managing Director of Mangalore Smart City Ltd, said the works in this particular area where the well has been traced have been stopped and discussions would be held with the local administration and other authorities regarding saving this well.
Even DK District Hotel Owners’ Association President Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy and Canara Jewellers owner Dhananjaya Palke have said that they remember this well in the area which was being used by locals several years ago.