Mangaluru: That’s Not Smart! Don Bosco Cross Road Concreted Just Half the Way?

Mangaluru: If you look at some of the new side roads concreted lately by the MCC, you will be surprised to see that many of them are only concreted half the way-for example the Kodialguthu Rd, Inner Road near Padua High School, and many others- and to add to these lists- there is one more road that is only concreted the half way-namely the Don Bosco Cross Rd. And it looks like the portion of this road where it is concreted has businesses of builders, rich entrepreneurs and posh residences. What’s going on?

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While the newly concrete part of the road looks good, the remaining portion of the road is in shambles, with garbage scattered on the footpath, dilapidated pedestrian walk-way, uncompleted drainage work posing danger to motorists and pedestrians etc etc. It doesn’t make any sense, why would anybody concrete half of the road, and leave the other half in disaster. That’s what happens when the work is assigned to a local contractor- so that part of the allotted money for the road construction can be shared by the MCC officials, ward corporator and other political netas.

Why can’t the district administration give road work to bigger companies like L&T or any other renowned construction company who have sophisticated technology and new machinery, and they would not pay any bribes to our corrupt city officials. But the problem is that MCC officials won’t assign the work to outside the city companies, fearing that they would not make extra bucks.So unfortunately that would be the reality of all roads in Kudla- half done and incomplete?

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The road is half concretized- for the reason, the half will be undertaken by another contractor- so we have two contractors many money on this road, including the corporator, MCC officials and others. What a corrupt city are we living in?

Joel Moras, Mangalore

The MCC or MLA JR Lobo have taken risk to concrete road instead of asphalting them. Concreting road needs more funding than asphalting, but has more life span. I think, sometimes its good to take risk, the author should have considered the views of all parties

Joe D'Souza

Mr Alfie,look at the footpath on Arya Samaj Road. Certain places it is wide enough for Dog to walk. Mr Ramesh Kumar,We are living in Corrupt City called MCC. M stands for Mangalore and anayize what C C stands for.

Citizen, Mangalore

The money used is of the tax payers and who will clear the debris. First there was no need to advertise about the concreting the road on the main road. The corporator should remember that next he will get only 50 % of the votes. Leaving all the debris on the road is also bad and dangerous for two wheeler riders with helmet and without helmet.
By the time they want to start the other half the excuse will be rains.


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