Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: Vehicles travelling to Karnataka Polytechnic (KPT) Junction on National Highway 17 have to take a diversion at Kuloor Junction and reach KPT via Kavoor and Bondel Junction between January 18 and 28. Vehicles travelling to Kuloor from KPT can use the highway.

A notification issued by Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate V. Ponnuraj said the diversion was being made to facilitate work on the underground drainage system at Kottara Chowki. Two-wheelers can use the highway.

The work is being taken up the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC).

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will upgrade the Kottara Chowki junction on NH 17 under the four-lane project between Surathkal and B.C. Road, the notification added.

Mr. Ponnuraj has already directed the Police Department to deploy enough personnel to manage traffic during this period on both the routes.