Friday, January 19, 2018

Kuntikan fly-over to be ready in June

MANGALORE : The fly-over coming up at Kuntikan, which is one among the seven fly-overs that are under construction on the Suratkal-BC Road four-lane road, is nearing completion and is all likely to be open for traffic in June. Once this happens, the Kuntikan fly-over will get the credit of the first ever fly-over of Mangalore.

City bus fares not reduced, complain commuters

The DK District Bus Operators’ Association had recently informed that city bus fares had been reduced with effect from April 28. But the complaint of many a bus passenger is that the revision has not yet been implemented in some buses. Reports say while the crew of some of the buses have implemented the revision in fares, there are some other bus crew who charge the earlier fare itself.

A city sans a full-fledged bus stand

Mangalore is undoubtedly a fast progressing city. The concretization spree underway on various roads, the fly-over works all prove this point. It’s true the concretized roads are sans footpaths and proper side drain facilities. At the same time, it’s equally true that this fast growing city is also devoid of a full-fledged bus stand for its large fleet of private city as well service buses.

Overloaded ferries at St Mary’s island causes concern

UDUPI : A startling fact that the boat ferrying tourists to the St Mary’s Island at Malpe was of late carrying passengers over and above its capacity, has come to light of late. Anyone noticing the overloaded boat almost fears to imagine the consequence in case of any mishap.

Oil leakage probe-an eye wash?

Mangalore’s assistant commissioner Prabhulinga Kavalikatte had recently visited Atrukodi near Kuttettur following yet another complaint from locals with regard to oil leakage from the MRPL plant. Though the visit of this officer may not get that significance, what was amusing to see was the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board officer JS Nayak visiting the spot in the vehicle belonging to the MRPL which stands as an accused in this case.

Chaotic Central Market

MANGALORE: The Central Market of Mangalore – a place which otherwise should have been the pride of the city is sadly in utter chaos. The nearly 50 year old building of the market wears almost an ugly look devoid of any painting for the past several years. To add to it is the utter chaos prevailing in and outside the market place. Vegetable and fruit wastes are strewn all around the market place, making it almost difficult for people to enter the market.

State govt to take up Maravoor vented dam project : Palemar

MANGALORE : District in-charge minister Krishna J Palemar has clarified that it was the union government that was to be blamed for the neglect of the Maravoor vented dam project that is expected to provide water to over 13 villages. Reacting to a report that appeared accusing him of being responsible for the delay in the implementation of the project, Palemar said the allegations made by the former Suratkal MLA Vijaykumar Shetty in this regard had malicious intentions.

Govt must hand over Naushad case to CBI

There are no indications of any possibility of the society forgetting the brutal murder of city’s noted advocate and human rights activist Naushad Kasimji, as of now and also in the near future. Close on the heels of the city’s senior advocate Purushottam Poojari lodging a police complaint pointing fingers toward four police officials in this case, and the high court serving a notice to the officials, the Muslim organizations of Bhatkal have at a press meet alleged that “ There were the hands of the police officials in the Naushad murder.”