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JP Hegde says an overbridge best suited than underpass at Ambalpady Junction

JP Hegde says an overbridge best suited than underpass at Ambalpady Junction

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, March 07, 2016: Former MP Jayaprakash Hegde has clarified on his stand pertaining to the  demand for an underpass at Ambalpady Junction following allegations heard  at a recent protest that  he had recommended construction of a foot overbridge at the Junction in a letter to Oscar Fernandes when the latter was the Transport Minister.


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Speaking to reporters here on March 7, Monday, Hegde said he  had in fact written a letter to  Oscar  in 2014 seeking a  foot overbridge and added that he stood by  it even now. He also argued that  an elevated  foot overbridge at Ambalpady was far better than an underpass and that an underpass without a service road would be of little help. Moreover there will also be problems due to water stagnation in underpass, he said.

At the same time, Hegde said  if people want a change in plan  he will have no objection and that he was willing to offer his suggestions any time.

On the poor show of the Congress in the recently held Panchayat elections, Hegde said the party could have managed to win a few more seats had he not been expelled.

 He said he has not decided on his political future or with regard to joining any party. He also stated that he will consult his supporters before taking any decision.

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Dinesh H, Udupi Tue, March-8-2016, 12:27
Whatever give a start at the earliest as the public facing a lot of traffic problems
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