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DC approves route map for four-laning of NH 169

DC approves route map for four-laning of NH 169


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 11, 2018: DC  approved the final route map for fourlaning of NH 169 of Kulshekar-Moodbidri-Karkala stretch. Based on the geographic condition of the region, NHAI has started its work on the road design.

dc The 45-km stretch was pending for four years. Owing to pressure to change the alignment and restrict the width of the road, the map was not finalised. The work related to widening of the road accelerated in August. The elected representatives and district administration held talks with the land owners. The NHAI officials have now finalised the route map.

Project director of NH 169 widening project S P Somashekar said, “The DC has given his approval for the map. The design work has been taken up by Feed Back Infra company.”  The map of the proposed widening of the national highway at Sanooru, Moorthangadi, Thodaru, Mijaru, Edapadavu and Kudupu have been changed. A proposal for constructing a bridge across Gurpura river beside the existing bridge has also been planned.”

According to the initial plan, the road was supposed to pass through the premises of Rosa Mistika School in Gurpura. However, the management of the institution had appealed to the authorities to change the alignment. MLA J R Lobo, who held a meeting, has solved the problem. Some minor changes have been made at Kulshekar, Somashekar said.

Engineers from Feed Back Infra company will design the road and submit a report to the NHAI within two months. Approvals will be sought from the Deputy Commissioner for the report. Later, a notification will be issued for land acquisition.

As per the plan, it has been proposed to lay two bypass roads at Kaikamba and Moodbidri. Two over bridges will be constructed at two locations, explained the project director. It has also proposed to construct underbridges at 10 locations for the movement of heavy vehicles and eight underbridges for the movement of light vehicles.


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Thimmappa Poojary, kama Kandavar Wed, September-26-2018, 4:39

Sir, We need a road from Gurupura bridge to Kallakalembi, Kama, Kandavara. The present road from gurupura to thru Kottari Gude and Koppala, Pilikula is very long distance and time consuming.

BHASKARA RAO, KANDAVARA KINNIKAMBALA MANGALORE 574151 Mon, September-17-2018, 11:07
sir please process the documents as early as possible. nearby supporting road from kaikamba to mangalore is possible if you interested i.e. through kaikamba kandavara beebilachill adyapady kenjar marvoor kavoor bondel mangalore. There is a very short road from kaikamba kandavara panchyath to 2 kms and 0.500kms near beebilachill please do the widening of 2.5kms and sanction one new bus route in this way. this may help in heavy traffic in kaikamba mangalore route.
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