Madikeri city to get another concrete road

Concrete work from Chauki Circle to convent junction to start in 15 days

 Concrete road from private bus stand to Chauki circle. DH PHOTO

The work from private bus stand to Chauki circle was completed recently.

The decision was taken to develop 1.1 km road from Chauki Circle to Convent Junction under CM’s Small and Medium Cities Development Project. The proposal has been sent to the Directorate of Civic Administration for technical approval.

The tender procedure for the same will be completed by December 7 and the work is expected to take off by December 15, informed Municipal Commissioner K Srikanthrai and President P D Ponnappa.

The project is being taken up in two phases. The concrete road work will be completed in 40 to 45 days. It will require another 25 days for curing. Hence the road will be ready approximately in 65 days.

With this stretch of road getting a face lift the entire city will have a new look. It can be recalled that Major Mangerira Muthanna circle to Chauki circle, Junior College road, Market road, Vaivus Hospital road have been developed into concrete roads recently.

PWD roads

Meanwhile PWD Executive Engineer has written a letter urging the Council to take over 3 km stretch from General Thimmaiah circle to Maithri circle.

With this the Council is contemplating to take over PWD roads in the Council limits.  
Sampigekatte to bus stand road has already been handed over to the Council by PWD. Similarly General Thimmah circle to Maithri circle road will be taken over by the Council at the earliest, said the Commissioner.

Further in a continuation to the Mysore-Bantwal State Highway road development, Madikeri-Sampaje road will also be taken up. With most of the roads in the city taking a modern look, tourists are elated to visit the ‘land of coffee’.

Considering the climatic condition of Kodagu, the move of the authorities to take up concrete works of roads has been lauded.

The authorities say that concrete roads might be expensive when compared to bitumen road but for a place like Kodagu which receives heavy rainfall for 6 months, concrete road if feasible because there is no maintenance cost involved.

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