Green signal to Padubidri bye-pass : Assns plan stir again

Posted on Feb 21st, 2012 and filed under General.

PADUBIDRI : The state government giving its green signal for the construction of a bye- pass

at Padubidri, despite the DC report recommending against it, has invited the ire of the

local residents as well as various organizations, who are once again planning to take

up cudgels against the government. This in turn, is feared to cause further delay in the

implementation of the highway widening project.

The report by the Udupi DC had said that the

construction of a bye-pass at Padubidri. Even as the issue was under debate at the central

level, the state government has in a haste given its green signal for the project, several

locals have alleged. It has meanwhile been learnt that the DC’s report against a bye- pass

proposal was still under the consideration of the Centre.

The locals argue that the construction of a bye- pass at Padubidri would mean that several people

would be rendered displaced. According to one estimate, nearly 58 families including 28

Dalit families will have to forgo their houses in case the bye- pass proposal was initiated.

The committee fighting against the bye- pass proposal is also thinking in terms of taking

to legal recourse in case even the Centre decides to go ahead with the bye- pass proposal.

road extension was more suitable than

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