Udupi: September 1, 2015: A proposal worth Rs. 92 crore for widening NH 169A from Malpe to Athrady has , been submitted to the National Highways Authority of India. Malpe is at the western end of Udupi city, while Athrady is at the eastern end.
Speaking at the general body meeting of the Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC) here on Monday, Assistant Engineer of National Highways Department, Manjunath, said while the road from Athrady to MIT bus stand was two-lane, the road from MIT bus stand to Syndicate Circle was four-lane. Even the four-lane road required an expansion, he said.
The other stretches from Malpe to Athrady required widening wherever it was narrow. The widened road would have storm-water drains on both sides. This would lessen the chance of damage to the road. Besides, it would also have parking facilities at designated spots, Mr. Manjunath said.
M.R. Pai, Leader of the Opposition in the CMC, asked if NHAI would widen the railway overbridge at Indrali through which NH 169A passed.
Mr. Manjunath said the railway bridges, including overbridges and underbridges, were the property of the Indian Railways. The money for widening work of the railway overbridge at Indrali had been deposited with the Indian Railways, he said.
The widened road will have storm-water drains on both sides, and parking facilities