Udupi, July 14, 2018: Serious Sea erosion has been reported from Kankoda area near Padukere in Udupi district on July 13, Friday.
The concrete road belonging to the Fisheries Department has been affected due to sea erosion.
The road running along the coast connects Malpe and Padukere with the Katapady and Mutt villages. Sea erosion occurs here almost every here. The most affected area due to sea erosion is near the Pandarinath Bhajana Mandira. Meanwhile, a few cracks had developed on the slope protection wall built to protect the hillock at Othinene in Byndoor taluk. The soil on the hillock is loose. Hence the slope protection wall was built to prevent any soil from falling on the National Highway 66.
“The personnel of the IRB company, which is implementing the highway widening work, have been placing sand bags to prevent any further slippage of soil at the slope protection wall. It has not affected the movement of vehicles on the highway. But the problem may become serious if there are severe rains. We have given instructions to the IRB company to take protection measures,” Kiran Gurayya, Byndoor Tahsildar, told ‘The Hindu.’
Udupi received a rainfall of 41.6 mm in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Friday, while Kundapur and Karkala received a rainfall of 28.4 mm and 76.8 mm respectively.