New Road Constructed with Electric Pole Left Standing in Middle of Road

Thursday, April 21, 2022

If it is said that our Smart City Mangaluru is a city of intelligent and educated people, but not really when it comes to the people at the helm of various development projects that are being undertaken in the City. Right from the projects handled by Mangaluru Smart City Ltd (MSCL) and Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), the majority of the projects completed or still on the verge of getting completed are Unplanned and Unscientific. New roads are done with no footpaths, new drainage is done with no starting or endpoint, and footpaths are broad at a few points and narrow at other points, among many others.

And here is yet another example showing how smart our engineers or contractors are when they undertake a project. Bringing to the notice of Team Mangalorean social activists G.K. Bhat and Nigel Albuquerque of the Mangalore Civic Group stated that an electricity pole has been left standing right in the middle of the newly constructed Maroli Pump House Road, on NH road and very near to Kankanady Pumpwell flyover. They said that completing a road and leaving behind an electric pole standing in the middle of that road does not make any sense at all, and sadly even the quality of the bitumen surface is not up to the standard, and with that condition, the road surface could wear out during the forthcoming monsoon rains.