Mangaluru: Repair Work on Old Bridge at Kulur Causes Heavy Logjam

Mangaluru: The Kulur bridge across river Phalguni had been built in 1960s with the efforts of the then-MP Ullal Srinivas Mallya.

As the city grew and the traffic increased as a result of industrialization and urbanization, a parallel bridge on the western side was built during the later years. This facilitated one-way traffic movement along either side on this stretch of the Edapally-Panvel national highway 66.

The old bridge being fifty years old often needs repairs. Now the repair and restoration work on the old bridge has been taken up. To avoid inconvenience to road-users, work on such points is executed only in the nights. But on Monday, the work began at 4 pm.

As commuters kept moving in either direction after the weekend break, the effects were felt. The single-lane movement on the old bridge, added to by indisciplined driving practices, caused heavy logjams for long hours.

The limited number of police staff had a tough time in controlling the situation.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here