Mangalore, 4 Mar 2014: MLA J R Lobo reviewed the ongoing highway broadening works from Mahaveer roundabout at Pumpwell till Yekkur, here on Tuesday March 4.

The key objective of inspection was to check the storm water drains, to relocate drinking water pipelines along the new bridge, to complete laying of 5 culverts along the highway from Yekkur to Netravati Bridge before the onset of monsoon. The preparedness is essential in order to avoid traffic bottlenecks during monsoon and also to avoid flash floods in low-lying areas on either side of the highway, which would pose threat to several households.

National Highway Authority of India chief Mishra, corporators Praveenchandra Alva and Asha D’Silva, Dinakar, T K Sudhir, Krithin Kumar, Kantaraj, Jayakar Samarta, municipal engineers and others were present on the occasion.