Sea erosion intensifies in Ullal, Padubidri

Sea erosion which intensified in Mukkachery near Ullal, has damaged three houses on Sunday.

The houses belong to Aliyabba Fakeer, Rehana and Aliyamma. The authorities have dumped boulders at Subhashnagar and Hileriyanagar, to provide temporary relief to check sea erosion. As a result, sea erosion has shifted its path to Kaiko and Mukkachery.

Residents of about 13 houses situated on the shore at Mukkachery have already been relocated at Kedambady. “We can not reside in a place which is not worth living,” said Aliyabba.

About 20 houses are facing threat of sea erosion at Mukkachery and Kaiko. The work on providing permanent solution to sea erosion will commence in the month of September. Till then boulders will be dumped, said Mukkachery ward councillor Mohammed Mukkachery.

With sea erosion aggravating in Yermal Thenka and Bada, a fishries road has been partially damaged. Huge waves have been lashing the shore since afternoon. Sea erosion is experienced in 300 metres area at Thenka Yermal Thottam.

A retaining wall built to protect road has been washed away. Soil dumped for laying road has started caving in.

Minister for Urban Development Vinaya Kumar Sorake who visited recently had directed the district administration to dump boulders to check sea erosion. However, the boulders which were dumped last week have also been washed away.

Sea water has entered concrete road at Thenka Ameen. A few coconut trees have been uprooted and the road is in danger. Two houses belonging to Jayasuvarna and Appi Poojary are also facing threat from sea erosion at Yermal Bada.

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