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To prevent Lorries, they dug up the road

Bantwal: We have seen people protesting against the damaged roads. We have also seen people themselves filing the potholes on the road. Many people have even agitated against sand lorries. But in a first of kind incident the people of Sarapady here have dug up the road to prevent lorries from going through that road.

This unusual incident came to light from Sarapady-Kottunja-Gandy. Some miscreants have dug a pot hole in one side of the road to prevent lorries from passing on that road. This has made difficult for the heavy vehicles move on this road.

The Gandy-Kottunja road connecting Sarapady and Ajilamogaru was newly asphalted as per `Namma Grama Namma Raste’ project a few months back.  The potholes on Sarapady road had been filled that time. But now a pit has been dug up by some miscreants.

The mud under the asphalt has started coming out as it is raining heavily in the region. If the road is completely damaged, the bus service also will be affected. This pit is also posing danger to the vehicle goers.

The locals have urged the authority to take strict action against the culprits.


  • Published in Bantwal

19 sand lorries taken into custody in Moodbidri

Moodbidri: On the orders by DC the inspection of sand lorries are at high preference and Moodbidri tahsildar Mohammad Isak led team has seized 19 lorries that were transporting sand illegally. Rs 20000 are charged as fine for them.

Since past three days inspection of lorries are going on in Mijar, the illegal sand transportation has detected. The lorries were loaded with sand over the limit. Tahsildar has informed the media that the lorries without permit will be seized and FIR will be filed against them.

  • Published in Moodabidri

Crusher problem: Locals protest by stopping the lorries

Vittla: Locals of Ajjinadka Nekkare protested against the crusher lorries which dumped the wastage in the middle of the road on Friday night April 17.

The stone items including gravels are being transported to Kerala via Punacha through the road connecting Ajjinadka Kambalimule Madatadka to Chandalike. The road has been severely damaged due to the continuous movement of the ten tyred lorries, locals complain. At Nekkare near Kambalimule one such lorry dumped the stone dust and a huge stone on the middle of the road. The traffic on the road was badly effected due to this and a biker had met with an accident.

Angered by the incident locals stopped the JCB and lorries in Friday. More than 200 people gathered on the spot and took a task on the lorry drivers. Vittla police rushed to the spot and tried to control the situation. But the locals stood firm on their decision and demanded that the road should be repaired and crusher must be stopped. Till then no vehicle will be allowed to pass through the very road. After the crusher owners agreed to their demands the protest was withdrawn.
  • Published in D.K.

Illegal sand mining area raided: 19 lorries seized

Kundapur: Excise officers, Kundapur police and geosciences officers raided the illegal sand mining spot in Anagalli in Hrikudru here on Friday January 23 and seized 6 sand laden lorries and another 13 lorries parked at the site.

Many families in Herikudru are in danger of losing their lands as sand mining is in rampant in this region. Locals had complained about the sand mafia to the related department.

Few days ago district commissioner had ordered to raid the illegal sand mining sites. Acting on the order Kundapur sub divisional officer Charulatha Somal had raided the spot and seized 7 lorries. But the very next day sand mining was active in the region.

On Friday afternoon the raid was conducted under the leadership of geosciences department officer Latha Kulakarni and 19 lorries have been seized. Excise officer Timmappa Shettigar, Angalli village municipal PDO Anil Biradar, Village accountant Dinesh, Kundapur station officer Nasir Hussain were present during the raid.


  • Published in Udupi
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