Plight of 400 families in Kalasa village 'hangs in balance'

The local residents themselves had built an iron hanging bridge, couple of years ago. This bridge has sunk in the river. To keep connectivity with other side of the river, the people put up a wooden bridge. Now the planks of the bridge are breaking off, posing threat to the passersby.

“We are living in close proximity to Kalasa town but we feel we are isolated completely. There are as many as 1,000 people living here. We have to take Hornadu or Haluvalli route to reach Kalasa, which is 8 to 10 kms more than the usual route,” say the local residents.
Due to this plight of the bridge, as many as 300 students in Magalu, Gudlumane, Horattimane, Rathnagiri, Kethlagudda, Nandikuni, Mujekan, Jarimane, Adkur are finding it difficult to go to Kalasa to carry on their studies. The students say that if a proper bridge is constructed, then it will be very helpful for their education.

The local residents say that the Deputy Commissioner should take note of the situation immediately and do the needful because if the rainy season starts, then the Bhadra river overflows keeping the villagers indoors, cut off from outside world.

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