Mangaluru, Nov 23, 2017: In order to press for repair of Gurupura-Kaikamba National Highway 169 and Gurupura bridge, the Rashtriya Heddari Horata Samiti will conduct a protest meet at Gurupura-Kaikamba at 10 am on December 4.
Addressing media at Patrika Bhavan on Nov 22, Wednesday, Rashtriya Heddari Horata Samiti president Sudhakar Poonja Mijar said that the road has not been widened since it was declared a national highway in 2000. "The condition of the road is bad and vehicle riders have had to cope with traffic problems every day, as the national highway is very congested. More than 50 vehicle riders have died due to road mishaps on the road in the last three months," he said.
"The committee has been submitting memorandums to the officials concerned to widen the road. Also, the elected representatives were requested to develop the road, along with repairing the Gurupura river which is on the verge of collapse. But, the pleas have fallen on deaf ears," he said, adding, "Therefore, the committee has decided to conduct a public protest."