Mangaluru, July 22,2017: Mangaluru city’s steep escalation in traffic snarls is set to get Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), in association with city police, has decided to streamline traffic flow in the city. The hurdles in traffic from PVS Junction to State Bank of India Junction will be tackled from July 24.
Announcing this at a meeting Mangala auditorium of the city corporation on July 21, Friday, Mayor Kavita Sanil said that the measures to redress traffic woes will be taken up in phases. If the traffic woes on the stretch is cleared, it will address most of the issues well, she added.
Police feasability report : Corporator Shashidhar Hegde, whip in MCC council, asked the police to submit a feasibility report after studying the pros and cons within a week.
Chief Whip of the government in Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza told the authorities to take meausures towards better traffic management in wake of the recent decision of the government to change the timings of colleges.
Earlier, corporator Radhakrishna advised the authorities to take up measures to ease traffic woes in phases. It will be better to concentrate on particular junctions one by one and not all at the same time.
Corporator Dayanand Shetty alleged that the traffic woes in the recent days are aggravated due to laxity on the part of builders. Though new buildings are coming up irrespective of residential and commercial buildings, adequate parking facilities are not created, thus turning the footpaths into a parking lot, he charged.
Corporator Asha D’Silva wanted MCC to concentrate on fixing potholes on prominent roads in the city, that are bad during every monsoon. It is evident with a number of potholes at Padil, Kankanady road and also between Karavali circle to Bendorwell Junction, are bad.
Corporator Raziya highlighted the traffic jam at peak hours at Mahaveer Circle popularly known as Pumpwell Circle where vehicles are stranded for hours. While the loading and unloading of goods close to old port road is adding to traffic woes, putting school going children into a fix. Though Bunder (port) police station is located nearby, there is no solution in sight, she said.
The roads near the Hoige Bazar railway gate from State Bank used by many students of educational institutions and residents is very bad for months now, appeals to mayor and police are getting no action. Too many heavy vehicles from bundar goods shed must be regulated, it poses a serious hazard to children and public on this narrow road.
Corporator Roopa D Bangera, a former Opposition leader in council, wanted to know whether there is a provision to install speed breakers on airport road. The delay in laying speed breakers on a steep stretch of road between Circuit House and Kadri Kambala road lurks danger, she charged. Also speed breakers are a must on Kaprigudda Road from Sturrock road junction.