Experts bat for scientific makeover of Makutta Road

Experts from NITK, Surathkal inspect the Perumbadi-Makutta Road near Virajpet on Tuesday.

A team of experts from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal have suggested to the Public Works Department to ensure safe vehicular movement on Perumbadi-Makutta stretch by repairing the road using state-of-the-art technology.

The expert team headed by Prof Shivashankar from NITK paid a visit to the district on Tuesday and inspected the quality of the Makutta Road which was damaged following heavy rain recently.

The movement of vehicles on the road has been prohibited as a precautionary measure, following frequent landslides.

Accompanied by PWD officials, the team carried out inspections at Hanuman Pada, Vatekolli, Memanakolli and Makutta bridge on the Perumbadi-Makutta stretch.

The expert team from NITK is expected to come up with a scientific proposal on the makeover of the road and hand over the same to the PWD. The department will maintain the road accordingly.

The government has recently released Rs 6 crore towards the reconstruction of the road.

The NITK team comprised of Prof Shivashankar, Dr Raviraj and Dr Ravishankar. PWD Executive Engineer K E Ibrahim, Assistant Executive Engineer M E Suresh, Assistant Engineer Yatish and Navin were also present.

After the spot visit, the experts held an elaborate meeting with PWD officials at the Inspection Bungalow.

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