Woman’s Video on Pathetic Road at Perampalli goes Viral, MLA Raghupathi Bhat Clarifies
Udupi: A young woman took Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat to task on a pothole-filled road from Perampalli to Manipal. She made a video that has gone viral on social media.
In the video, the woman questioned the MLA and said, “We have been paying the toll for many years. In addition, we pay road tax and vehicle tax too. If we ask the peoples’ representatives, they tell us that they construct roads and drains, but nothing is perfect.”
Further, she says that Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat’s house is situated on Perampalli road, but he is least bothered to check the potholed road. Every day motorists struggle on this road, and their vehicles are also damaged.
After her video went viral on social media, MLA Raghupathi Bhat clarified and said, “I am aware of the condition of the Manipal–Perampalli Road. The mentioned road is under construction, and the work is incomplete. We have put a single layer of tar on the road to make the road motorable for the public. Two more layers of tar have to be laid but due to rains, we have been unable to do it now. A week ago, we repaired the road by filling the potholes. However, due to heavy rains, the filling has gone. We will repair the road by next week.”
Bhat further said, “The Perampalli–Manipal road was a single road. I took the initiative to get it sanctioned to a double road and got funds of Rs 26 crore from the state government. Sadly, we are facing such type of criticism, but I respect her feelings. Due to heavy rains, temporary work will not last for long. Once we find a permanent solution, there will be no room for such complaints.”