Repair work in Udupi prison, inmates shifted to Karwar

Repair work in Udupi prison, inmates shifted to Karwar

Following the repair work in Udupi prison at Hiriyadka, all the 91 inmates of the prison have been shifted to Karwar jail on Saturday morning.

According to sources, the work on repairing the walls which have developed cracks and the UGD will be taken up in the prison at a cost of Rs 65 lakh.

The wall of the kitchen has developed cracks and collapsed and the wall of a barrack has also developed cracks, which will be repaired within 2-3 months. After the repair, all the inmates will be shifted back to the prison in Hiriyadka.

The prison staff have also accompanied the inmates to Karwar. The prison is situated on 15 acres of land and has around eight CCTV cameras. Only one or two staff members are likely to stay back in Udupi prison to look into the safety of the prison, said sources.

The Udupi prison in Hiriyadka was inaugurated on January 11, 2009.

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