Udupi, July 24: Bundh was observed in Padubidri Town on Friday July 24th against the government’s decision of widening the National Highway. The shutters of shops and business firms were closed in support to the bundh.
A protest march was also organized.
The government after a long delay, has finally decided to widen national highway 66 at that passes through Padubidri town. The proposal to build a bypass has been dropped. The government has already served 3A notice, duly announcing its decision to widen the present highway that passes through Padubidri town.
Opposing the government’s decision, Committee of National Highway Probable Distressed Persons decided to observe Padubidri bandh from 6 am to 6 pm on July 24th.
The committee said that due to the decision of widening the National Highway, many structures such as houses, commercial complexes, community halls, and centres of worship will get demolished.
The protesters urged the government to withdraw the 3A notice. Later they submitted a memorandum to the tahsildar.