People's Problems

Complete works before monsoon

In Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, the monsoon starts either during May end or June first week. The district administration has formed a committee and called meeting of variousdepartmental officers/officials and other NGOs to discuss regarding attending emergencies in case of natural calamities like artificial floods, felling of trees etc.

This month, for a few days, it rained heavily and in certain parts in Mangalore city like K S Rao Road, PVS Circle, Kankanady and Falnir, rainwater resulted in artificial flood causing inconvenience to public and smooth movement of vehicles. In earlier years too, the City experienced similar problems. Tough MCC authorities know about this problem, none of them have taken any interest to solve the problem. Why the administration is not taking any action to check such blockades?

Is there no permanent solution for this? Calling for meeting and doing nothing reflects the mindset of officials and corporators. Works on roads needs to be completed before the onset of monsoon. In certain places, such works are being done now and the silt-mud removed from the drains is not lifted and due to heavy rains, this again falls to the same drains. Authorities should look in to the matter seriously

J F D’Souza        Attavar

Repair   road at  Hampankatta

Most of the roads in Hampankatta area are concretised except a small stretch from Signal point to Milagres Church, which was concretised long back. Now this stretch is completely deteriorated. Moreover, the water is flowing on this road like stream as no proper drains are constructed and the rainwater blocks near Gerosa Shop.

 It is very difficult for two-wheelers to ride on this road. When all the surrounding roads in this main centre of city are concretised, the roads from Catholic Club and from Milagres Church gate to traffic junction are left out. If this full stretch is concretised, the beauty of this area will be improved. Therefore the MCC has to take immediate action to concretise this portion in the interest of beautification of the city and also see that the water is not blocked near Milagres Church Gate.

Jeffrey Kumar Jeppu

Court should take action against     Railways

This is with reference to the call of Railway Yatrikara Sangha, Udupi to block the train movements at Udupi Railway Station on August 16, if Kannur-Yeshwanthpur Evening Train is not split into two parts at Mangalore Central Station (so that one goes to Karwar and another to Kannur) as per the order of the High Court of Karnataka, by August 15.

It is regrettable to note that in spite of the court decision, Southern Railway’s Palghat division, is not taking early action in the matter which also amounts to contempt of Court.

Therefore, the court should take Suo Motu action against the officials of Railways and pull them up for the contempt of court. Such a serious action is necessary to get the justice for the Railway users of DK, Udupi and UK districts of Karnataka.

Sukumar Talpady, Mangalore

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