If Navyug Company Fails to Complete NH work before the Deadline, Toll Collection will be Stopped – DC

If Navyug Company Fails to Complete NH work before the Deadline, Toll Collection will be Stopped – DC Jagadeesha

Udupi: “We had held a meeting with the National Highway Authority officials and instructed them to complete the Padubidri bridge by the end of January and the Kundapur Flyover by March End. If they fail to complete the work within the deadline, we will stop the collection of the toll at Hejamadi and Sastan Toll Plazas”, said G Jagadeesha, deputy commissioner of Udupi district.

He was speaking with media persons during the media interaction programme organized by the Udupi district working Journalist’s Association and Udupi Press Club on November 5 at the Press Club.

Addressing the mediapersons DC Jagadeesha said, “There are cases of many accidents being reported in Udupi City because of Traffic signals not being installed at necessary places. A Pune based company has come forward to install Smart lights to control the traffic. We will call a meeting with the officials and take the decision soon. The drinking water supply from the Varahi to Udupi city project is under progress. We have already identified 3 places to build water cleaning units and one of the places will be finalized within a week”.

Jagadeesha further said, “We have directed the officials to take legal action against multi-storied buildings that do not provide parking facilities in the city. More land is required for the Heajmadi Port and district administration has decided to purchase the land. After purchasing the land the project of the Hejamadi Port will start”.

He said the waste management would be taken up efficiently and scientific measures would be taken to dispose the garbage. Waste disposal management is a challenge in the backdrop of the increasing population.

As many as 40 gram panchayats in Udupi district are gearing up to have solid and liquid resource management (SLRM) centres by the end of this year. As a support, these gram panchayats are assured with required basic infrastructure facilities, he added.

Jagadeesha said in future all gram panchayats would be considered under the programme and SLRM centres would be set up.

To another query, the officer said that he would talk to the private bus operators in Karkala, who are not using the newly constructed bus stand at Bandimutt.

The court has issued an order in this direction. Most of the private buses from Karkala to Mangaluru, Dharmasthala, Subrahmanya and Bengaluru do not start from Bandimutt bus stand, but they start from the old bus stand which is congested, he said.

District information officer Khader Shah, District working Journalist’s Association president Ganesh Prasad Pandelu, General Secretary Santhosh Saralebettu, Treasurer Divakar Hiriyadka, state committee member Kiran Manjanbailu were present.