Mangalore, October 6: In a meeting held recently, the Mangalore City Corporation has approved 21 road widening projects.
A proposal to extend the path between KSRTC Junction and Lalbagh Junction into a six-lane road and a 5-year old proposal of widening a narrow road leading from Naguri to Mangalore Junction Railway Station was also presented in the meeting. Widening the road will reduce the travel distance by 1.5 kms. Originally a BJP proposal which was sidelined subsequently it has now been revived by the Congress led corporation. Lands on either side of the road have to be acquired for the purpose.
It is learnt that the civic body would first convince land owners to part with their land/buildings under the provision of transferable development rights (TDR). If they disagree, the corporation would go for land/building acquisition. When queried on the scope for widening Karnad Sadashiva Rao Road; Mayor said, some parts of the road, for example in front of Prabhat Theatre, were incomplete.
The other road widening proposals among approved are; Falnir Road between Avery Junction and Kankanady Junction; Milagres Junction-Mangalore Central Railway Station Road; Kavoor Junction to Kavoor Mahalingeshwar Road; Urwa Stores-Ashoknagar-Urwa Market Road; City Hospital Junction-Kadri Kambla-Pinto’s Lane Road; Navbharat Circle-Sharada Vidyalaya-Besant Junction Road; and Kadri Park Road from Circuit House to Padavu High School.
The other roads were Sturrock Road between Avery Junction and Anand Shetty Circle; and Bunts Hostel Junction to PVS Junction. Additionally, the council has also consented to construct footpath between Mary Hill Junction and Bondel Junction.