Mangaluru, Aug 03, 2019: Sea erosion has seriously intensified at Padubidri, Ucchila and Yermal in Udupi district and Chitrapura Kulai in Mangaluru and people on the verge of the water line face great hardships.
Concrete structure constructed by tourism department on the shore at Nadipatna in Padubidri has been partially damaged. If the sea erosion intensifies, then there are chances of constructions nearby, also getting damaged, the residents said.
Sea erosion has intensified near several residences. Trees on the shore are getting washed away. A fishing boat shed and fisheries road are also under threat of destruction. The sea is rough during night, they added.
Sea erosion is seen to be serious near Sri Vishnu Bhajana Mandira at Nadipatna and also near by houses in Madhwanagara. Several coconut trees owned have been washed away at Bada Yermal.
Kaup Tahsildar visited the affected areas in Bada Yermal. The sea erosion on Aug 2, Thursday had intensified at Mukka near Surathkal. Boulders have been used to check sea erosion from Surathkal to Mukka.
Mangalore City North MLA Dr Bharath Shetty said that sand bags would be used as a temporary measure to check sea erosion. There is much to be done in the long term.