Mangaluru, Dec 19, 2014: Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim who addressed a district level road safety committee meeting at his office here on December 18, Thursday has directed the MCC officials to immediately replace all damaged speed breakers and also to install as many as 31 speed breakers at different places in the city.
The DC also set a deadline of January 15 for the authorities to lay the speed breakers.
The speed breakers issue had earlier led to a heated debate between the MCC authorities and Nagarika Hitharakshana Vedike President Hanumanth Kamath.
Kamath drew the attention of the authorities towards the poor quality of speed breakers installed in the city and also the delay in completing the footpath works near Rambhavan Complex and Bishop House.
Responding to the same, MCC in-charge Commissioner Gokuldas Nayak said the problem has arisen mainly due to failure of a few to let land for the same.
The Deputy Commissioner stated that the Shiradi Ghat stretch of road is all likely to be shut for traffic from December 25 but at the same time said the exact date of the closure of the road would be known in the next few days. He said once the road is closed the buses will have to ply via Charmadi Ghat route while tankers and such other heavy vehicles will have to use the Maani-Mysore route.
Representatives of autorickshaw drivers association who were present pleaded for more autorickshaw stands in the city as the existing stands were insufficient for the nearly 6000 autorickshaws in the city.
Dr Sharanappa, SP and other officials and representatives of various organisations were present.