DYFI Stage Protest for Poor Quality of Work in 4-Laning Road from Surathkal to MRPL
Mangaluru: The Democratic Youth Federation of India and other organisations held a demonstration protesting the alleged poor quality of work in four-laning the 4.5 km road from Surathkal to MRPL.
The concrete layers of the road have come out within a month of the completion of the project, alleged DYFI Dakshina Kannada district president B.K. Imtiyaz while addressing the protesters. ” Mangaluru City North MLA Dr Y. Bharath Shetty appears to not be bothered about the poor quality of work. The Surathkal-MRPL Road was formed following people’s struggle. Dr. Shetty’s achievement was by making the road that should have been a six-lane one into a four-lane, he quipped. The MLA never bothered to check the construction quality after laying the foundation stone for its development” alleged Imtiyaz
He further said, ” Every day accidents were happening on the stretch because of potholes thereby affecting vehicular movement. Heavy trucks arriving at Konkan Railway Corporation’s Ro-Ro facility at Surathkal station too were contributing to traffic jams. These issues should immediately be addressed”.
DYFI Mangaluru vice-president Srinath Kulal, Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union president Abdul Bashir and others were present.