More roads in the city are set to be improved as the State Government has approved the action plan prepared by Mangalore City Corporation to take up development works under the second instalment of Rs. 100 crore special grant sanctioned to the corporation.

The Department of Urban Development had issued an order approving the action plan on February 23, Corporation commissioner K.N. Vijayaprakash told The Hindu.

The action plan had listed 60 prominent link roads and 12 main roads in the jurisdiction of the corporation for improvement among other development works which include building storm-water drains, paving footpaths, installing streetlights, improving parks and improving graveyards.

The Government Order said that the civic body would have to take up these works in three years from 2011-12 to 2013-14. In the first financial year, the civic body should invite bids to take up works to the tune of Rs. 30 crore to Rs. 35 crore.

Linking two highways

A prominent proposal in the action plan approved is to widen the Padil-Bajal-Jeppinamogaru Main Road at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 crore. This 5-km road connects national highway 48 at Padil with the national highway 17 at Jeppinamogaru. The corporation had concreted a small stretch measuring about 500-metre from Padil to Kankanady Junction railway line. The balance of about 4.5-km road via Bajal to Jeppinamogaru would be widened and asphalted, Mr. Vijayaprakash said.

Another important proposal in the plan was to widen the Falnir Main Road between Avery Junction and Kankanady Circle as a four-lane stretch. Now, the two lanes of the stretch have been concreted. The civic body has reserved Rs. 2.32 crore for widening the stretch further.

The other main roads listed in the action plan for improving are Kodical Main Road to a length of half km. at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 crore; the stretch between Mahakali Katte at Konchady and Kavoor Junction on Kuntikana Kavoor Main Road (600 m., Rs. 3 crore); the stretch between Shanthinagar and Kavoor Junction on Kuloor Junction-Kavoor Junction Main Road (415 m., Rs. 4 crore); and the stretch between Durga Mahal to Kalikamba Junction on Mannagudda-Car Street Main Road (1 km, Rs. 5.80 crore).

In addition, the plan has listed Chitrapura Main Road (one km, Rs. 3 crore), Derebail-Konchady Land Links Main Road (800 m., Rs. 50 lakh), Malemar Main Road (400 m., Rs. 2 crore), Shivagiri Main Road in Surathkal (700 m., Rs. 2 crore); Kadekar Mallikarjuna Temple Main Road in Jeppinamogaru (400 m., Rs. 2 crore); and Malady Court Main Road (700 mts., Rs. 2 crore) for improvement.

Link roads

Some of the 60 main link roads listed in the action plan for improvement are as follows: Hosabettu Main Road; Kulai Main Road; Baikampady Main Road; Panambur-Bengre Main Road; Panjimogaru Main Road; Kunjathbail North and South Main roads; Marakada Main Road; Bangra Kuloor Main Road; Derebail North Main Road; Panchchanady Main Road; Tiruvail Main Road; Kadri Padavu Main Road; Boloor Main Road; Mannagudda Main Road; Kambla Main Road; Kodialbail Main Road; Bejai Main Road, Kadri North and South Main Roads; Shivabagh Main Road; Padavu Central and East Main Roads; Maroli Main Road; Bendoor Main Road; Court Main Road; Central Market Main Road; Dongarakery Main Road; Kudroli Main Road; Bunder Main Road; Cantonment Main Road; Milagres Road; Alape South Main Road; Kannur Main Road; Attavara Main Road; Mangaladevi Main Road, Hoige Bazar Main Road, Jeppu Main Road and so on.

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