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.

A letter from the Editor

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Related Topics
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 5, 2020 9:51:23 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/engineers-survey-damaged-roads/article24787338.ece

Next Story