MANGALURU: Public Works Department (PWD) is mulling over a new bypass road between Nethravathi Bridge and Kannur in Mangaluru City for the convenience of vehicles from Kerala to Bengaluru and Mysuru.

At present, all vehicles from Kerala that are going to Bengaluru and Mysuru will have to enter the city via Pumpwell Circle (Mahaveer Circle). All vehicles from Kerala can avoid the congested city traffic if the proposed new bypass was constructed. Similarly, the distance also will be reduced by about 7 kms. As per the proposal sent to the government by the PWD based on the request of MLA J R Lobo, a five kms road will be developed from the Northern side of Nethravathi bridge to Kannuru via Arkula and Adyar.

MLA Lobo said the new road will also be very useful in future as there is a proposal of converting Mangaluru Junction railway station into World Class Railway Station. “The traffic density to the city will be reduced considerably if the new road is laid between Nethravathi and Kannur. A proposal has already been sent to the government,” he added.
Minister Mahadevappa said on Saturday that the government will give its approval for the new proposal soon. “We have reserved funds for the development of airport road, hanging bridge between Sultan Battery and Tannirbavi and other projects in the city. The Nethravathi – Kannur road proposal will also be considered on priority,” he said.

Courtesy: Times of India