Lack of parking place in Mangalore

Citizens' Woes


The MCC has given importance to improve our city roads by concreting and asphaltation. However, it has completely forgotten and neglected the important aspect of providing parking place on roadside. In some places, the concretised roads being narrow, the vehicle owners are confused where to park their vehicles. In Hampankatta and other main places if vehicles are parked, the problem will be still worst as other vehicles can’t move freely. The multi- storeyed building in old bus stand is still a dream and nobody knows when this complex will come up? Our politicians, MCC authorities often announce in local channels that the project is already sanctioned and work will be commenced soon. But not materialised so far. Traffic in Mangalore is increasing day-by-day. Two wheelers are on rise. How to solve this parking problems that people face here? The MCC should pay its attention to this important issue and take immediate action to undertake the construction of multi-storeyed complex in the old bus stand without delaying the project further.

J F D’Souza
Attavar

Mangaloreans are disappointed !     

Mangalore railway users are disappointed to know from the railways that Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) has imposed severe restrictions for running passenger trains on Saklespur-Subrahmanya ghat section and the introduction of day train to Bangalore will be delayed and also not feasible in the absence of catch sidings in Yadekumeri and Arabetta railway stations on the ghat section (DH 20/05/09).  When the train to Bangalore was inaugurated by the then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on 09/12/07 in the presence of R Velu the then Minister of State for Railways and other dignitaries at Mangalore Central Station, he said that this was not an ordinary line and also announced a reward of Rs 10 lakhs to the engineers who built the broadgauge line through tough terrain. In fact day train and Mangalore-Shravanabelagola trains were announced in the maiden railway budget presented by Lalu Prasad .

It was also announced that CRS will be giving ‘some relaxations’ in the condition imposed for the commencement of passenger trains to Bangalore. Now CRS is talking tough and imposed severe restrictions for starting day train. The questions before him are: If catch sidings are necessary at Yadekumeri and Arabetta stations, why the same were not laid at the time of building broadgauge line?  2. Why day train was announced without looking into these requirements? 3. Why engineers were rewarded with Rs 10 lakhs for the incomplete work? 4. Why the issue of catch sidings are raised now when the     demand for early introduction of day train is made? Now with K H Muniyapp been appointed as Minister of State for Railways, people of Karnataka especially Mangaloreans expect that he would do justice to Mangaloreans by completing all railway projects

Sukumar Talpady

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