Mangaluru, Aug 01, 2018: Members of the Mangaluru Town and South Block Congress Committees staged a protest near Pumpwell on August 1, Wednesday to protest against the inordinate delay in the completion of the flyover at Pumpwell. The protestors burnt the effigy of MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and vented their anger.
MLC Ivan D’Souza and former MLA JR Lobo addressed the protestors and wanted to know why the Pumpwell flyover works are incomplete even after eight years while such projects are completed within one and a half hours upon commencement. They blamed the local MLA for the delay and alleged that he was shrugging off his responsibilities.
MUDA Chairman Suresh Ballal, former mayor Mahabala Marla, District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai, Mahila Congress President Shalet Pinto and others were present.
Traffic was disrupted in the area for some time as the Congress workers also staged a Rasta Roko.