Police Commissioner Chandra Sekhar Inspects City Roads
Mangaluru: Police commissioner Chandra Sekhar along with DCP of Crime and Traffic Dr Sanjeev Patil and MCC officials inspected the city’s roads, circles and bottlenecks disrupting the smooth flow of vehicles including junctions with “free left” roads, here on June 22.
In this regard, a meeting with the MCC officials was held on May 24, 2016, at the police commissioner’s office. During the meeting, traffic problems in the city were discussed, including lack of proper footpaths or railings at the Rao & Rao and Hamilton circles, encroachment of the footpaths by street vendors. It was decided at the meeting that the footpaths and railings would be fixed.
Police commissioner Chandra Sekhar along with DCP Sanjeev Patel, MCC Commissioner Dr Gopalakrishna and other MCC officials visited the Rao & Rao circle, K B Katte Road, KSRTC Bus stand, Bunts Hostel, Nanthur and Pumpwell circles.
Chandra Sekhar was not happy with the state of the roads since work was not started even after one month since the meeting with MCC officials. The road opposite to the Government College Hampankatta is very narrow, has no footpath and pedestrians find it difficult to use the road. Most of the newly constructed concrete roads have sharp edges which pose danger to vehicles, especially to the two wheelers.
The lack of a footpath near K B Katte road leads pedestrians to use the road at their own risk. The footpaths and railing work at Rao and Rao circle was supposed to be completed by June 4, but no action has been initiated till now. At K S Rao Road, the concrete slab has collapsed making it dangerous for vehicles. Chandra Sekhar had instructed to fix the concrete slabs on K S Rao Road and the flagstones over the drainage near the Passport Office by May 31, but the MCC has yet to do anything about it.
MCC Commissioner Dr Gopalakrishan assured to complete the work within a month. He said that the work was delayed due to some difficulties and constraints.
ACP of Traffic Uday Nayak, MCC Engineer Muli Halli, Asst engineer Yashwant Kamath, Krishnanand, Suresh, and Kumaresh were also present.