Engineers survey damaged roads

A team of engineers from the Institution of Engineers in Mysuru surveyed the damaged roads in rain-hit Kodagu on Sunday as part of an exercise to formulate a technical report to be submitted to the State government for reconstruction of the roads.

A team of ten engineers from Mysuru were accompanied by senior officials of the Public Works Department (PWD), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Kodagu Zilla Panchayat during their inspection.

55 km of highway

“We inspected about 55 kms of national highway and other roads in Kodagu. The damage is massive. Large chunks of hills have collapsed on the road at more than 50 places on Mangaluru-Madikeri Highway,” said Lakshmana M., founder of Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysuru (ACICM), who is the convener of the team of engineers.

Mangaluru-Madikeri Road

The district administration is clearing the Mangaluru-Madikeri Road that should be opened for traffic in three to four days, he said.

A.H. Vishwanath, former Minister and president of the State unit of the Janata Dal (Secular), who took the initiative to organise a study by engineers, told The Hindu that the team would study the damage over the next week. After this, a technical report will be submitted on the technology and methodology to be adopted for road reconstruction.

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