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Assembly approves Pilikula Development Authority Bill
Pilikula Development Authority to give autonomy to develop Pilikula as tourism hub
INTACH to document heritage structures
Coast has the best of architecture - mud, timber, lime from sea."
Country’s first 3D planetarium inaugurated at Pilikula in city
India's first 3D planetarium to start regular shows from March 4

Africa looks to India for Healthcare Development at IHTC Conference
One of the key highlights of the congress would be the collaboration of Mombasa and Mangalore in all aspects of health. Kenya Healthcare Delegation led By Mombasa State Health Minister to visit Mangalore for Long Term Collaboration right from training their healthcare professionals to advance treatment to their citizens. This strategic agreement would be the first international collaboration of Mangalore Hospitals with Mombasa.
Mangalore as Medical Tourism Region
Medical Tourism: Mangaluru Hospitals sign MoU with Kenya
Mombasa County signs MOU with three healthcare institutions
Africa looks at India for healthcare development with training of doctors and paramedics

Congo delegates visits MIO for cancer treatment collaboration

Over 1,000 foreigners tour city as two luxury cruise vessels call at NMPT

When will be 'Alupa Utsava'?

SJEC to organise day-long MDB on ‘Tourism and Hospitality’
MDP on Tourism and Hospitality at SJEC on Mar 24

Pilikula golf course set for major facelift on par with international standards
Opus Laguna - Proposed Golf Course and Beach Resort Project

Rare works preserved and handed over to Kollur temple administration

Surf photography: Splash with a flash
From Karwar to Kudla, he came in a kayak

Take to the boats: Visit top cruise ports in India
Explore India on water, plan a cruise holiday this summer

Top surfers will take up the monsoon challenge in Mangaluru
Mangalore to host inaugural monsoon surf challenge from June 2-7

'ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೀಚ್ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮಕ್ಕೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ'

Top 5 beaches in Mangalore to explore on your next visit!

Butterfly park raring to go after fresh sightings

Four more tree parks to come up in Dakshina Kannada
Three more tree parks by this financial year

CRZ map will be ready by March end: 3 coastal districts will be benefitted

Endangered species! Native 'fishlings' released into rivulet

A ride to the dark side
If you are not much of a sea, sun and sand person, Mangaluru offers a slice of darkness with a ride into the eerie silence of mangrove forests. The rides traversing the narrow passages of thickly interwoven roots offers a special thrill.
Maria from Boulogne province in France is a regular visitor to the Kali temple in Sadashivagadh, “I like it very much,” she says. “I like to ride through the mangroves. Whenever Jean, my companion and I come to Mysore, we make it a point to take a trip inside the mangroves on Kali River estuary and in Mangaluru.”
Enjoy nature at its best on a boathouse

Aqua sports on the cards at Talapady beach

Kayaking enthusiasts promote water sport in coastal city
NMPT to display paintings on the walls of cruise terminal

South Western Railway to identify tourist routes to introduce vistadome coaches

Manjusha Museum opened in Dharmasthala
Stone age idols to vintage cars, this museum has them all

Tourism sites app from Tourism department

Demand for Coastal Tourism Development Authority

Tourist information centre opened at NMPT cruise lounge

Birds create quite a flutter at biodiversity hotspot Kidoor, Kasargod, Kerala

KRIDL officials on notice over tardy pace of tourism projects

Ortolan bunting spotted in Mangaluru

Anglers revel in clear breakwater during country’s first-of-its-kind event
'Mangaluru has huge potential for angling-based tourism'

When will PETA start campaigning against angling?

'Ship Wreck Scuba Diving', unique attraction in coastal tourism

An exclusive river festival for DK district on cards
River fest may give tourism in Dakshina Kannada a fillip

Pilikula Biological Park receives four dholes from Visakhapatnam

MRPL to develop biodiversity park on 40 acres of marshy land

Hope a part of it would be mangrove forest.

Cruise restaurants, boat houses planned in Mangaluru
2 houseboats, 2 more cruise restaurants to dot Kudla soon

Pilikula Nisargadhama procures electric vehicles for use at facility

River Festival on Bangra Kuloor this month

Bahrain warms up to city’s medical tourism potential

Cruise terminals to dot South India
On the efforts being made by New Mangalore port to augment the cruise tourism facilities, the standing committee chairman said more must be done to fulfill the cruise tourism potential in Mangalore. With its beautiful coast and pristine beaches, Mangalore is considered ideal as a cruise destination.
Anticipating the growth in cruise traffic, the Mangalore Port has constructed modern cruise passenger lounge near the berth with an area of 2,150 sq meters.
Arctic's Ortolan Bunting spotted in coastal dists

This two-day event aims to reunite people with rivers of Mangaluru
Flowing heritage
There is a proposal to set up 13 permanent jetties along both the Nethravati and Phalguni river stretches. And based around these jetties, various river-based activities — like ferries, river restaurants, water sports — will be promoted.
Businessmen to be roped in to develop tourism in DK

District admn. proposes more riverside events
Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S. said that a majority of visitors came by ferries on which folk singers and other artistes performed. Mr. Senthil said that the administration is considering leasing out the 23-acre government land in Bangra Kuloor for holding such events. “We can make better use of this land. Ferry rides to this venue will add value to events held here,” he told The Hindu. The district administration has proposed the construction of 20 jetties on the Phalguni riverside. People flocked to the over 20 stalls at the flea market at Bangara Kuloor on Saturday and Sunday evening. A whole range of readymade dress material, fancy items, bamboo baskets and organic vegetables were sold. There were food stalls selling traditional fish delicacies and North Indian food. Performance by rock bands was well appreciated.
I think the administration should develop Dambel busstop as main access point. People can walk a distance of about 500 meters through the bridge on Dambel-Kodikal rivulet to the river festival event ground. It is easy to extend bus service upto Dambel-Kodikal rivulet bridge.

Improved facilities at NMP attract more international tourists
As many as 32 cruise vessels are expected to call NMP during the current season ending May 7. ... About 35,000 international tourists are expected to visit Mangaluru during the current season as against 24,258 tourists and 22 cruise vessels during the last season, according to NMPT officials.
Officials seek funds for developing roads, building jetties in Dakshina Kannada
Mr. Senthil said 13 jetties will be constructed between Kuloor bridge and the Nethravati that will help to promote tourism.

Mr. Khader asked officials to consider developing the riverfront in Harekala. The Minister said he will work to get necessary clearances to develop Sasihiltu beach as a surfing zone.
Mangaluru: Pilikula Nisargadhama goes greener with battery operated cars

Why it is greener? I would prefer to walk or move in wheel chair.

Tourist vehicles to be banned inside Pilikula Nisargadhama from today

US-based website survey lists Mangaluru as only safe city of India

River Bank Tourism - Feasibility study from Kundapur to Kasaragod : Minister Khader
River Festival will be held every year : Minister UT Khader

Horticulture show begins at Kadri Park

NMPT proposes to build swanky toilets at six places of tourism importance
The NMPT has identified Karkala (near Gomata Hills, Udupi district), and Moodbidri (near the Thousand Pillar Basadi), Kadri, Kudroli, Pilikula, and Panambur Beach, all in Dakshina Kannada, to build these state-of-the-art toilets at an estimated cost of ₹25 lakh each, said NMPT chairman M.T. Krishna Babu.
Hippopatamus in captivity gives birth at Pilikula Biological Park

Fear of unused grant of Swadeshi Darshana going back to the centre

Police delay issuing NoC to homestay owners

The rising aspirations of India’s first surfing hotspot

Is untreated sewage let into Pilikula park harming animals?

Kadri Park to undergo transformation
MANGALURU: The iconic Kadri Park in Mangaluru is all set to get a facelift at a cost of Rs 10 crore.
... the committee has considered blocking the road between the between the two parks – connecting the highway to House – and lease out this space for food stalls and other commercial activities.
“Besides, we have also been considering developing the Ganganapalya area near the park and setting up a water storage facility there. In addition, plans to beautify the skating rink and creating a subway leading to the rink are also under way,” he (H R Naik, deputy director, department of horticulture) said.
Phalguni River: Backwater Tourism opens feathers

Getting film shooting permission is easier now

Tourism, fisheries sectors to get major boost in DK, Udupi districts

Health tourism is thriving in Mangaluru
The reason for foreigners to come to Mangaluru for medical treatments is because, other than Chennai and Bengaluru, good treatment is also available in Mangaluru. Along with that, the hospitals are equipped with the latest, HiFi facilities and good care takers facility to which foreigners give preference to.
Why best?
- Cheaper medical expense
- Quick treatment once the patient gets admitted
- Attention from senior doctors
- Friendly doctors
“Since the last 3 years the number of patients from abroad has increased. To further increase this number, information regarding the quality treatment provided by the hospitals need to be displayed at the airport,” said Dr Padmanabha Kamath, Cardiac Specialist, KMC Hospital Mangaluru
Display even at the seaport cruise termial and all the places which are frequently visited by cruise tourists. Tell them also about cosmetic and dental facilities available in the city. The message should be conveyed in such a way that when these tourists return to their home they will feed the message to others. Also thank them for giving the safest city tag to the city.

City opens up to medical tourism
According to doctors, patients from foreign countries trust Mangaluru only next to Bengaluru and Chennai with getting getting quality treatment. While the city is yet to carve its niche in the West due to lack of publicity, affordability and hospitality is what is currently driving patients from the Gulf and Africa to this coastal city. Use of ultramodern technology is another reason, as the patients say they are satisfied with the quality of service and treatment.
Jeppinamogaru Jaya-Vijaya kambala from tomorrow

Coastal Tourism Circuit has not yet reached Karavali!
It is going to be year since the approval was provided for the development of Tannirbavi, Sasihitlu beaches in the city under the central government’s ‘Swadesh Darshan Coasta Tourism Circuit’, but the grant has not yet been released. Because of this, the plan to develop beach tourism lies in a ditch.
Development of river banks

The Swadesh Darshan plan includes the development of river banks at Tannirbavi and Sasihitlu at the cost of Rs 5 crore and Rs 51.14 crore respectively. This includes landscaping, pathway, pedestrian benches, water purification unit and temporary restaurant.
Renovated Museum & restored St. Alyosius Chapel paintings to be inaugurated tomorrow
The museum has a main hall with five side halls. It displays curios from around the world like a neolithic stone axe, pieces of the Berlin wall, a piece of a rock from the Arctic among others. Showcases have brass and bronze items, a collection of lamps of African artefacts, antique porcelain vases and dishes and a large collection of cameras. Smaller showcases have mineral specimens and fossils, rare stamps and currency notes of various countries.
'Kadri Rocks', new art gallery to open in city today
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IndiGo introduces seven additional ATR flights on domestic network
Further strengthening its journey into the tier-II, tier-III cities, IndiGo, India's largest and fastest growing carrier, on Wednesday launched seven additional flights on its domestic network. Effective, March 25, IndiGo will operate two direct daily flights on Hyderabad-Nagpur-Hyderabad sector, three direct daily flights on Hyderabad-Mangalore-Hyderabad sector and effective May 1, 2018 two direct daily flights on Chennai-Mangalore-Chennai sector.
Oman's air explores the feasibility of opening new route to Mangalore
As Congestion Soars At Airports, A Race Against Time For The Government - Ten airports including Mangalore are already operating beyond their capacity
Airports Authority of India prepares for higher capex; eyes Rs 15-bn loans
SITA to install baggage management technology at 13 more airports including Mangalore
Government's concept 'Digiyatra' could soon enable seamless biometric experience across all airports in India
AAI to allow app-based taxi services at city airport
MIA cleanest among B-category AAI airports in the countryy
Mangaluru airport records 34% growth in passenger traffic
He said the airport is likely to handle 3 million passengers during 2018-19 if the current growth in passenger traffic is any indication. The number of flight operations per day, which is 60 at present, is likely to reach 80 in the coming months, he said.

Stating that AAI has taken up major expansion of the terminal building, he said the area of the terminal building will be enhanced by 1.5 times of the existing area in the coming two years.
Spicejet to operate Hubballi-Mangaluru flight

Mangaluru Airport to get a touch of coastal culture
MIA is fastest growing airport in S India
MANGALURU: The Airports Authority of India’s Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) is emerging as one of the fastest growing airports in southern India. MIA has seen a 30% growth of passenger traffic since the last one year.

The number passengers handled in this airport has gone up to 23.4 lakh during 2017-18 as against 17.5 lakh in 2016-17. The current number of flight operations per day is more than 60 and is likely to cross 80 in the coming months.

Vasamsetti Venkateswara Rao, airport director, MIA told TOI that AAI has already taken up major expansion of terminal building to help cope with the projected increase in flight movements that will also see a resultant increase in passenger traffic. “We are enhancing area of terminal building by 1.5 times of its existing area in the coming years,” Rao said, adding these works are in advanced tender stage and will be awarded shortly with an estimated execution time of 18 months.

The parallel taxi track phase-I commissioning has increased runway handling capacity from 10 flights per hour to 14 flights per hour, Rao said, adding with the commissioning of parallel taxi track phase-II, the runway handling capacity will further increase to 17 flights per hour and this will add to the enhanced aircraft movement. AAI has also undertaken major safety enhancement projects by increasing the width of runway side basic strip from 75 metres to 150 metres.

While two passenger boarding bridges are being added in the coming months, two more passenger boarding bridges will be built along with the (terminal) expansion project, Rao said. MIA is going to further add three more parking bays for aircraft, which will aid the projected rise in traffic movement and passenger growth. New enhanced facilities like airport surveillance and monopulse secondary surveillance radars and DVOR have been installed and commissioned.

In the last year, many new passenger friendly facilities have been introduced in MIA such as tag-less baggage clearance, silent airport, sanitary napkin vending machines in women’s restroom, re-furnished child care room with baby cradle and prams, Rao said.

Besides, passengers are being welcomed in the terminal with the famous Mangaluru jasmine fragrance through automatic dispenser machines installed in various locations in the terminal, Rao said.
CentrumDirect will meet flyers' forex needs at MIA

MIA is the second fastest growing airport in the country with 30.8% increase in passanger traffic
The passenger traffic growth stood above 43% in Mangaluru

Budget airline SpiceJet will launch daily direct flights in the Chennai-Mangaluru sector from June

Reports about 'landslide' at MIA false, all operations normal, says airport director
Cracks in Airport Compound Wall
AAI begins work to repair damaged boundary wall of decommissioned runway

Free WiFI service at Mangaluru airport introduced on trial basis

4 more doppler weather radars for western coast including Mangaluru
Jet Airways to operate new flight

Proposal to upgrade Airport Road to 8-lane

Veggie flights to Gulf help airport hit record on cargo

Airport to get advanced air navigation aids
New state-of-the-art and advanced air navigation aids and advanced security system are being introduced in Mangaluru International Airport, according to S. Sreekumar, Regional Executive Director, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Chennai.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, he said that the airport would have advanced instrument landing system (ILS), radar and Doppler VHF omni-directional radio range (DVOR) navigational aids. It would have threat containment vehicle to handle bombs and central air traffic flow management (CATFM) facility.

He said that the AAI has proposed to widen the safety basic strip of the runway and construct part parallel taxi track in the second phase at an estimated cost of Rs. 121 crore. It required about 36 acres of land from the State government. The AAI is yet to get land and negotiations for getting it were on.

When this project was completed, the runway flight handling capacity would be increased from 10 flights an hour to 20. Widening the basic strip of the runway would enhance the safety of air operation to international standard.

Mr. Sreekumar said that three more aircraft parking bays would be built in the airport at an estimated cost of Rs. 7 crore. It would help provide night parking facilities to airlines at the airport.

He said that when the expansion of the terminal building is completed, the arrival hall would be on the basement at the car parking level. The elevated level would be reserved for passengers leaving the city.
Mangaluru International Airport to get massive facelift in two years

They guide sky traffic, on full alert

We will Make Mangaluru Airport Top 10 in the World - Sreekumar
Extend Mangaluru runway: Kanara Chamber to Govt
Hasten expansion, Chief secretary instructs M'luru Airport Officials

Six airports to be developed under PPP model including Mangaluru
Mangaluru airport to be developed on Public-Private-Partnership model
Centre okays leasing out Mangalore airport
'Move expected to enhance AAI revenue, increase economic development'
PPP will give much required boost to Mangaluru Airport
AAI to privatise management at 6 airports; floats proposal, eyes Feb-end for process completion
Airport privatisation to complete by February next year
India Airport Privatization Plan Draws Interest from Switzerland to Singapore
GMR inspect Mangaluru Airport
Airport modernisation: New model raises hopes of a take-off
10 players at pre-bid meet for Mangalore International Airport
The highest of 11 private players was for Thiruvananthapuram International Airport followed by 10 for the Mangaluru airport from among the six AAI-managed airports for which the Request For Proposal (RFP) had been floated to select the private player.
AAI gets 32 bids for 6 airports, highest interest for Jaipur, Ahmedabad
Mangalore and Trivandrum received three bids each. While GMR and Adani Enterprise submitted bids for both, CIAL showed interest in Mangalore and KSIDC submitted bids for Trivandrum.
KIA-like landscape to come up at three airports in state

MIA expected to hold fort amidst Kannur airport launch
New possibilities for Mangaluru International Airport
Important decisions on airport within a week at Delhi meeting

Oman Air seeks more seat entitlement from India, may look at Mangalore in its next phase of network in India

Airlines agree to launch flights to new destinations from Mangaluru airport
Suresh Prabhu directs AI to restart Mumbai-Mangaluru-Mumbai flights from Oct

Airports Authority of India sought 36 acres of land to develop Mangaluru International Airport

Mangalore International Airport says connect to official free Wi-Fi for better user experience

Kambala sculpture to be unveiled soon
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New Mangalore Port crosses handling of 1-lakh TEUs of containers for FY 17-18
NMPT crosses lac TEUs of containers
During the current year 2017-18, the port has handled 1,00,666 TEUs (15,00,572 tonnes) of containerized cargo and further 13 vessels are scheduled to call during the remaining period of the current financial year 2017-18.

The increased handling of coffee, raw cashew, gherkins, machinery, polypropline granules, chemicals, agri-products, coastal cargo, has contributed immensely in achieving a growth rate of 23% in terms of TEUs and 24% in terms of volume. The port is witnessing a steady growth in container traffic mainly due to pro-active business promotion initiatives made by the port coupled with the infrastructure and capacity addition, expansion of container yards, container handling equipments like reach stackers, increased number of reefer plug points, concretization of roads, simplified documentation, RFID system of admittance and ease of doing business initiatives etc.
NMPT registers 5.28% growth in cargo handling
Centre has agreed to expedite State’s fisheries projects: Minister

Major ports to form SPVs to develop 111 rivers as National Waterways: Nitin Gadkari

KCCI seeks immigration clearance at Old Mangalore Port

Government legislates to give more autonomy to Indian ports
Netravati, Sharavati water transportation this year itself

NMP delared most cleanest port

Adani Power arm gets more land at NMPT for project expansion

Will not give land: No need for Kulai-Hosabettu Fisheries Port
Rs 196.51 crore sanctioned for fishing harbour, says MP
Much-awaited all-weather port gets Centre's approval

Adani UPCL executes agreement with NMPT for project expansion
TCI Seaways starts feeder service to New Mangalore Port Trust

New Mangalore Port Trust mechanising two of its berths
NMPT to get mechansied bulk cargo berth by January

Tourist information centre opened at NMPT cruise lounge

New traffic plan proposed to avoid collisions off south-west coast
Stakeholder consultations are in progress for establishing the TSS in the south-west coast. The proposed TSS lanes are currently under consideration and will be located at a distance of about 90 nautical miles west of Mangalore in Karnataka, with the lanes leading in a south-easterly direction to the southernmost tip of India and ending about 40 nautical miles off south of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The average distance from the coast is about 50 nautical miles.
The implementation of a TSS is expected to result in more sea room for fishing vessels to operate safely and will, therefore, be beneficial to the fishing industry. (ANI)
DLDS to digitally track bulk cargo soon - Container tracking solution at New Mangalore Port launched

CONCOR to launch coastal shipping services from January
Waterways can cut logistics cost by 4%: Nitin Gadkari
Concor coastal shipping service via Mangaluru

Environment clearance sought for dredging commercial navigation channel from mouth bar to North Wharf, near the Old Mangalore Port

NMP adjudged cleanest major port in India for second year in succession
NMPT well on way to achieving 44MT cargo target for 2018-19
NMPT performance in cargo handling, earnings improve
NMPT to build new deep draft berth to handle bulk cargo at a cost of ₹200 crore
NMP to get mechanised bulk cargo berth

Kulai jetty will be taken up under Sagarmala project soon
Kulai breakwater works to start in February
Work on Kulai fishing habour expected to comence soon

M'luru old port busy hauling new cargo for Lakshadweep
Old port dock works under Smart city project

Port for hovercraft in two years
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Land Transportation - Rail

Rs. 21 crore for railway line doubling work in city
Plea to expedite Kaniyur railway link project
Mangaluru Central-Nagercoil Express is chosen for premium-style upgrade
Freight trains set to become revenue grossers on shorter Bengaluru-Mangaluru route

State signals sliver of hope for Kaniyooru rail project

Why Kerla government is not putting pressure and the cetral government to double Kaniyoor-Hassan railwayline? I think Kerala government should also bear 50% of Kaniyoor-Hassan track doubling cost if they want to have train throught this route.

Doubling between Nethravati bridge and Mangalore Central soon

Konkan Railway: Mangaluru track should also be doubled

Minimum two years needed for completing work on new platforms, line doubling

ಪ್ಲ್ಯಾಟ್ ಫಾರಂ ವಿಸ್ತರಣೆ, ಲಿಫ್ಟ್ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿಗೆ ಚಾಲನೆ - ಜಂಕ್ಷನ್ ರೈಲು ನಿಲ್ದಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಹೈಟೆಕ್ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶ

Mahakalipadpu level crossing to get railway underbridge

Railway Station in city walls to reflect local culture
Attractive paintings at rly. station

Proposed Kaniyoor-Kanhangad railway line fails to consider major bottleneck: Users

‘Track doubling from Padil to Jokatte will be completed in 4 months’
Without committing himself on creation of Mangaluru division, Mr. Kateel said there were many problems for creating the division.
M’lore Jn–Thokur track doubling by March
Mangaluru MP Nalin Kumar Kateel later told reporters that since 2014, Mangaluru railway stations were benefited with developmental works worth Rs 1,500 crore.

“Additional Rs 500-crore worth projects are in different stages of completion. Nearly 60% of the demands of passengers from these parts had been realised,” he said.

“The demand for a Mangaluru division is not feasible due to many problems. But Konkan Railways had shifted the division from Karwar to Mangaluru,” he pointed out.
Mangaluru MP has given up hopes. Mostly due to his involvement in party works in Kerala. We need a fresh MP who will fight for the Mangaluru division with full enthusiasm. Mangaloreans go for it in 2019 General Election.

Mangaluru Central railway station to be upgraded to world class soon -MP Nalin

Partially completed double railway line to be opened for traffic in 2019

DK MP demands separate railway division
Goyal promised to look into the demands and said that a high-level officials meeting would be convened in New Delhi shortly to discuss on the separate railway division at Mangaluru.
CM wants rail link to Sringeri for devotees: Locals protest
‘Railways urged to realign Shivamogga-Sringeri-Mangaluru line’

An appeal to our MP Pratap Simha: Extend Mangaluru-Bengaluru trains to Mysuru

New night train between M’luru-B’luru
The South Western Railways (SWR) has decided start another night train between IT city Bengaluru and Karavali’s financial gateway Mangaluru.
New train for Tirupati!
New train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru

MP Nalin‘s demand that the daily train between Tirupati and Hassan be extended to Mangaluru to provide the opportunity for daily transport from here has been accepted by the railway department. If this train passes through Mangaluru, then it will be useful for people travelling towards Tirupati. Soon, a final decision is expected to be taken in connection to this.
Another inter-city train during the day

The railway department had come forward to start another inter-city day train. It has been aimed to start the train between Mangaluru-Bengaluru in the similar model to the Mangaluru-Madgaon and other trains. It will be in the model of a ‘Chair Car’.
Metro rail for Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad?

Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly to be flagged off on Feb. 21

RuB on NH 75 at Padil yet to be commissioned
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Land Transportation - Road

NHAI proposes to convert B C Road-Suratkal highway into six-lane at a cost of Rs 925 crore
The proposed width of the road is 60 metres as against the current 30 to 35 metres, and bridges too are proposed to be widened, and new underpasses have been proposed. The highway will also have two-lane service road on both sides. The length of the stretch proposed to be developed is 37 km.
Rai opens office of ARTO at Bantwal
Mangaluru to get commuter-friendly variable message system (VMS)
NHAI told to complete road development works soon

Raichur-Mangaluru economic corridor needs 60 hectares of forest land
Near Mudigere, there is a small temple named Bhireshwara and near Nelyadi, there is another shrine named Shishileshwara. These are the two points which connects Mudigere and Nellyadi and the DPR is being prepared for the same. This entire identified route between Bhaireshwara and Shishileshwara to lay new 6-lane road is almost 15 km. And 15 km in which some portion comes under western ghat, requires 60 hectares of forest land.

And for the rest of the portion that forms 15 km including Western Ghats, acquisition of estate owned by Kordes and other private owners is required. This stretch between Mudigere to Nellyadi will be six lane. From Nelyadi, the road has been updated to national highway standards via Bantwal to Mangaluru, he said. Once this DPR gets approval and gets forest clearance, then a new alignment from Mudigere to Hassan via Hanbal will be proposed.
Shelve Shishila-Bhairapura NH project: Environmentalists

Bengaluru-Mangaluru NH 75 in Shiradi Ghat likely to be completed earlier

Many coveniences if truck terminal is built

Chikkamagaluru and Hassan unite to save Bengaluru, W. Ghats

That is why we have to move back coastal people to coast from the parched region. That will reduce traffic both passenger & goods (goods because industrialization for export happens in coast itself) through westernghats and also reduce water requirement in the parched region.

Most dangerous than this is the way westernghats is getting destroyed for Yettinahole project.

Work on Talapady-Kundapur4-laning project still going on

Traffic Police's new measures to control traffic: Rider friendly road humps across city, 2

NH Gundya-BC Road fourlane works - Panemangaluru bridge under construction
Work on four-laning of Bengaluru-Mangaluru National Highway 75 is going on at a brisk pace in Dakshina Kannada

‘Financial problems delaying flyover work’

A dedicated WhatsApp number to raise traffic complaints

Four-laning of highway between B C Road and Gundya begins
Shiradi Ghat to open for traffic in July

‘Break bulk freight service between Mangaluru and Goa in a week’

189-km NH 66 four-laning work still incomplete
Navayuga asked to expedite work
One citizen turns up at first Janaspandana
Problems associated with 'Vanaha 4' 'Sarathi 4' online application for vehicle registration & getting permit will be rectified in stages

NH-75 will have tollgate in Bajattur instead of Brahmarakootlu

Internationl Airport Connectivity - Relife to fourlane road development, 2

Trenches on concrete roads in Mangaluru a nightmare for daily commuters

BC Road - Charmadi twolane works to start in September 2018, 2
Karnataka seeks Rs 250 crore for Charmadi Ghat road

KSRTC is thinking of becoming smart
GPS-based Next Stop Announcement System in 100 KSRTC buses soon

Rains bring fine sand to roads, pose danger to commuters

RTO staff yet to get used to new DL software: John Misquith
Officials blame NHAI for state of NH66
Charmadi landslides: Can a wall stop them?

To respond quickly to citizens' woes, RTO mulls setting up call centre soon
Police to get four towing vehicles

Expert view sought on time needed to complete pending NH 66 work

BC Road-Ujire Highway will be upgraded within 2 years

Summa: Mangaluru-Chennai Road is declared as sixlane road. Approval is got for BC Road-Mukka sixlane road. Proposal is also sent to centre for Kulashekara-Karkala & Madanthyaru-Ujire Highway development.

Medical booth in Mangaluru Central within a month

Rs. 37 crores new Gurupura bridge works to start after rainy season' 2

Bridge across Phalguni collapses

Feeding room to come up in Mangaluru KSRTC bus stand

Opening of Shiradi Ghat may not enhance travel comfort on NH 75

Bridge built across river Phalguni collapses
Conduct study on carrying capacity of all bridges in DK: MP 2018-06-27
Experts find Gurupura bridge safe

City bypass to run along existing Mulki-Thokkottu alignment (estimated cost is Rs. 2800 crores)
BC Road-Mukka Six-lane road approved
Ring road planned to reduce burden on highways – MP Nalin
De-congesting Mangaluru

Criminal case to be booked against Navayuga
NHAI asked to keep road motorable during upgrade work
Shobha Karandlaje threatens to get company blacklisted for slow pace of road work

'Open Shiradi Ghat for vehicular movement after July 1'

Moolarapatna to get new bridge

Many more pay and park locations to come up in city

Breastfeeding centres to be set up in KSRTC bus stands

10 meters wider road to link Mangaluru, Dharmasthala

Baikmpady truck terminal to be launched soon: Minister Ut Khader
Mangaluru: Kulur-Baikamapady - proposal for ten lane concrete road ready

₹ 37.84 crore for newbridge at Gurupura

Public nod for 4-laning of Nelyadi-Chitradurga Highway

Nitin Gadkari to discuss tomorrow highway work in Dakshina Kannada

Feasibility study for widening road between Sullia-Madikeri begins

Tender for bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi in three months: Minister

Call for favourable policy for public transport

Mahakalipadpu level crossingto get railway underbridge
Old Kuloor bridge to be closed soon

Youth builds hanging bridge for villagers
Revv to expand operations in Tier 2 cities

ರಾಜ್ಯ ಹೆದ್ಧಾರಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಮತ್ತೆ ಆರಂಭ
NH 169: Land acquisition notification in November

KSRTC told to operate buses from Mangaluru airport
Taxi aggregator to drive into Mangaluru airport

Mangaluru to see grade separator at KPT junction under Sagarmala project: MP

Truck terminal for Baikampady soon, says minister U T Khadert

Computerised driving test track project likely to be delayed further

PWD prepares action plan to restore river embankment

Gurupura bridge cries for attention

The Early Death of M-TRAC Traffic Signs in City? Sheer Waste of Taxpayers Money

Four-laning of Hassan–B.C. Road highway stretch comes to a halt
National Highway 75 four-laning project hits a roadblock

Pumpwell, Thokkottu flyovers to be ready in two months
Z. Samson Vijay Kumar, Project Director, NHAI, Mangaluru, said that an underpass for light motor vehicles and pedestrians would come up at Ujjodi near Mahakali temple. As pre-cast concrete boxes would be fixed at the underpass, the project at Pumpwell would not be delayed beyond February, he added.
DC orders MSCL to replan bus shelters

Officers told to instal signboards in city

B.C. Road–Addahole concrete road project unlikely to resume soon

DPR ready for Shiradi Ghat Tunnel Road work: Gadkari
‘Make Bengaluru-Mangaluru highway an express corridor’

Shiradi Ghat tunnel work to start in 6 months: minister

Integrated transport app for public soon, says DC
Integrated app soon for public transport system in Mangaluru

KSRTC waits for RTA nod to start services to MIA

MSCL moots design contest to build bus shelters under ‘smart city’ mission in city

A horrible example for bus shelter is in front of currently built St Agnes Junction bus stop. Three steps to claim! Why don't keep the longitudinal slope intact and level with footpath while designing bus stops? Get rid of lateral slope, retain longitudinal slope. Just create benches with varying leg heights on them, if slope is too much then put chairs with varying leg heights. Best way is to keep roads flat near bus stops & junctions. One way to provide rain protection in current design is to put retractable tranaparent shutters on three sides for protection during rainy season or even tarpaulin for current design. Another way may be to increase length and width of roof by constructing extended PVC roofs. (Shop keepers for protection from rain and sun put additional plastic roofs in front with all types of acrobatic ways to turn pedestrian into acrobats to dodge rain water falling from roofs). Ideal bus stop roof should even extend over halted buses so that people can move in and out without getting soaked in rain. Just do it with light plastic material & have suitable process to recycle plastic.

My best suggestion is to generate about 20 MW electricity on top of bus shelters. For this what you need is solar canopy on busstops extending from compound wall to medians of roads further longitudinally on both sides canopy should extend by three to four meters. This makes it difficult for rain to enter to region where people are waiting for buses. People can enter/exit bus easily during rain without affected by it. (Shelters can be extended further to autorikshaw stands but at a smaller height and shelter/walkway of it stretchng below into main bus shelter). Busstops should be covered in between with transparent sheets so to provide natural light during day. Also provide natural ventilation may be using air turbines. Just see that no tree canopies will extend over busstop canopy so to affect solar power generation capacity. And design should be so that shelters can be dismounted and remounted easily during any road alteration works like expansion. All solar panels should be connected to main power grid. I think State Bank, Lady Goschen, Town Hall - AB Shetty Circle, Jyothi, Kankanady can all together can generate about 1 MW of solar power. There are also enough government lands in vicinity in these places to keep inverters. The canopies may look like petrol bunk canopies with same height. Height restriction barriers can be used at entrances. Rain water should directly flow into drains through pipes without getting on way of pedestrians. On national highways for even solar panels on service roads there could be height requirements. As we know NMPT is looking for space to generate solar power. Even KIOCL, MRPL may be requested/blackmailed for help.

Actually my design for bus stop requires lot of land acquistion for making it multimode with rikshaw & bicycle parking facilties & cycle tracks & I know MCC is never going to do it. And people representative will continue to put big banners with their photographs on footpaths encroached for autostands.

City infrastructure to focus more on pedestrians than vehicles: Senthil
Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil on Wednesday said the administration is keen on the holistic development of Mangaluru by ensuring health, safety, and cohesive environment to people under the Smart City project.

Interacting with mediapersons at Meet-the-Press organised at Mangaluru Press Club here, Mr. Senthil said the focus of new infrastructure creation under Smart City project would be more on people rather than vehicles. Roads would have more space to walk while limiting vehicular space.

The entire central business district, including Hampanakatte area, would get a fresh look with wider walkways and bicycle paths after the Smart City project is completed, he said. The administration is keen on developing more public spaces like parks.

Dialogues are initiated among all stakeholders in ensuring pedestrian-friendly infrastructure rather than vehicle-friendly infrastructure. A policy decision would be taken to prevent using public spaces for private vehicles [parking]. Automation of services and utilities would also address many problems the city is facing at present, Mr. Senthil said.
Public transport

Admitting that a robust public transport system would address traffic woes to a considerable extent, Mr. Senthil said attempts are being made to introduce an organised city bus operation system. As a first step, administration has initiated colour-coding of buses and development of an app to get feedback from commuters. The concept would be taken forward to have a PPP for city bus operations.

People have almost forgotten the vast river front abutting the city, Mr. Senthil said, noting that all roads would henceforth lead to the river front.

The very idea behind organising the River Festival on January 12 and 13 was to attract people to the river and tap the tourism potential too.

As people stopped going to river fronts, rivers got polluted with trash and waste water. The administration has urged the government to construct at least 20 floating concrete jetties between Kuloor Bridge and Netravathi Bridge on Phalguni (Gurupura) and Netravathi rivers. Many people are waiting to introduce house boats, floating restaurants and ferry services if boat landing facilities are provided by the government, he said.
Cops for shifting of bus stands to city outskirts

While other cities planning to encourage more buses in CBD and discourage personal vehicles we have these type of strange planners! Isn't just shifting service bus stand sufficient? Make State Bank just another bus stop not a terminal point with increased frequency of city buses.

Pumpwell will be last option for bus terminal, MCC clarifies

What news trying to mean is there is a plan for centralization and decentralization at the same time. Centralizaton is done by having bus terminal near railway station so two modes are integrated. Decentralization by having separate bus terminal for Moodbidri, Karkal, BC Road buses. This means there will be partial integration of buses with trains.

Mangaluru does not need decentralization of service/moffusil buses at this point as population is less. As per MCC plans also population will not cross 20 lakhs till another 30 years or so (my plan is 20 laks for Mangalore, 10 lakhs in between Mangaluru & Udupi, 10 lakhs Udupi around 2050 - a corridor type metro city Mangaluru being a part of this metro city - a metro city with three terminals - Mangaluru, Udupi and one more inbetween integrated with airport terminal). For a huge city with population more than a crore like the parched city decentralization was fine to accommodate more buses running in road of less capacity. To accommodate more buses that city had to either increase capacity of roads by building 10-20 lane roads or decentralization. (Ideally I was given a chance then would have preferred to decentralize:lol: this city itself by dividing it into three or four pieces, that is three or four cities separated by at least 150 km. By doing this I would have stuck to my principle of 'one city - one integrated terminal' may be by having 8 lane roads for population of 40 lakhs). But in Mangaluru having six lane roads are enough to accommodate buses. At the same time we have to discourage personal vehicles so that roads are free for buses. If integrated transportation hub is built for accommodating both buses and railways then outsiders travelling through this hub can exchange buses or trains easily without need to travel in small vehicles from one terminal to another terminal. Ideal plan for a city of 20 lakh population is to have integrated city bus, service bus and train services by discouraging personal vehicles.

Integrated transport hub on the anvil
Three bus terminals
Dist admin mulls over integrated transportation hub
“We are exploring the possibility of setting up an integrated transportation hub in Padil and developing satellite bus shelters in Kuloor and Pumpwell. The satellite bus stands will be a reality in the future,” Deputy Commissioner said.
I don't know what is this satellite bus stops business. If Padil Transportation Hub provide connection to every place with good frequency in both modes I will be happy to have satellite bus stops as supplementary bus stops. If they stop buses from Udupi at Kuloor without allowing them to proceed further to Padil & Pumpwell then I oppose this. Ideal case could be buses from Udupi being split into two groups one going to Padil directly via Kuloor-Nanthoor and one going via Kuloor to Pumpwell in different routes some may travel via Jyothi (say with frequency of one bus in 20 minutes at least) to Pumpwell and viceversa. In future this can be split further in to two to take Kuloor-Carstreet-StateBank-Jyothi-Pumpwell route also with good frequency in addition to Kuloor-BuntsHostel-Kadri-Pumpwell route when Carstreet-StateBank route is widened. Simliarly to Puttur at least 30 minutes frequency could be provided via Jyothi. In this way you are reducing traffic density at Hampankatta & Jyothi area of service/mofussil buses but without effecting direct connectivity to Udupi & Puttur much. At the same time you can stop any long distance bus to cross pumpwell and enter CBD. I don't have objection if the government stops all long distance buses at Pumpwell or Padil itself.

City infrastructure to focus more on pedestrians than vehicles: Senthil
Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil on Wednesday said the administration is keen on the holistic development of Mangaluru by ensuring health, safety, and cohesive environment to people under the Smart City project.

Interacting with mediapersons at Meet-the-Press organised at Mangaluru Press Club here, Mr. Senthil said the focus of new infrastructure creation under Smart City project would be more on people rather than vehicles. Roads would have more space to walk while limiting vehicular space.

The entire central business district, including Hampanakatte area, would get a fresh look with wider walkways and bicycle paths after the Smart City project is completed, he said. The administration is keen on developing more public spaces like parks.

Dialogues are initiated among all stakeholders in ensuring pedestrian-friendly infrastructure rather than vehicle-friendly infrastructure. A policy decision would be taken to prevent using public spaces for private vehicles [parking]. Automation of services and utilities would also address many problems the city is facing at present, Mr. Senthil said.
Public transport

Admitting that a robust public transport system would address traffic woes to a considerable extent, Mr. Senthil said attempts are being made to introduce an organised city bus operation system. As a first step, administration has initiated colour-coding of buses and development of an app to get feedback from commuters. The concept would be taken forward to have a PPP for city bus operations.

People have almost forgotten the vast river front abutting the city, Mr. Senthil said, noting that all roads would henceforth lead to the river front.

The very idea behind organising the River Festival on January 12 and 13 was to attract people to the river and tap the tourism potential too.

As people stopped going to river fronts, rivers got polluted with trash and waste water. The administration has urged the government to construct at least 20 floating concrete jetties between Kuloor Bridge and Netravathi Bridge on Phalguni (Gurupura) and Netravathi rivers. Many people are waiting to introduce house boats, floating restaurants and ferry services if boat landing facilities are provided by the government, he said.
e-tickets in private city buses soon

NH works in DK: Gadkari to hold meeting on Jan 7
Speed up road works in Dakshin Kannada, says Nitin Gadkari

Four-laning work to start shortly between K.S. Hegde Hospital in Deralakatte and Kuthar Junction with ₹ 3 crore

Kadri temple road free of overhead power cables

When are Kadri hospitals going to stop parking on footpath by clearing their basements for parking? If they do that that would be the greatest donation to society from them.

Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate 4-lane Thokkottu-Kundapur road project by February end: MP Nalin Kumar Kateel
Gadkari will also lay foundation stone for the Kulshekar-Karkala, 4-lane project, on this occasion. The government finally started the land acquisition process, nearly after four years when the project was conceived and DPR was approved and also agreed to 40-metre road width against their earlier insistence that it be limited to 35-metre, Nalin said.
Shishila-Byrapura Road project: NHAI seeks clearance
Regardless of the growing dissent against the destruction of forests in the Western Ghats, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has submitted a detailed application seeking approval for a controversial road project from Shishila (Dakshina Kannada) to Byrapura (Chikkamagaluru). Spanning 278 km, it is part of the ambitious NH-173 road project from Chitradurga to Mangaluru, linking the port with the golden quadrilateral to improve the efficiency of freight movement in the country.
Though the forest area is only a state forest, it has evergreen forests. Several rivulets originate from these forests. All of them will be damaged. Also, the non-forest area also has considerable vegetation like Shola forest, Male kaadu and Devara kaadu, which has the same vegetation. All of this has not been taken into consideration. Collectively, the project will lead to a loss of more than 20 lakh trees along the stretch.
Move to build four additional flyovers under NH-75 four-lane project dropped
However, the sources in the NHAI did not make it clear whether wildlife mitigation measures such as creating underpass for the movement of wild animals near Gundia will be implemented. It had estimated that Rs. 108 crore was additionally required for taking them up.
Chitradurga-Mangaluru National Highway link plan ready

Leveling works begin for new Gurupura bridge

Officials seek funds for developing roads, building jetties in Dakshina Kannada

Idea of Deralakatte-Manipal Health/Medical, Knowledge/Education, Tourism Corridor is mooted: Khader

If not fund is arranged in the budget then apply for ADB or World Bank loan. Convince these banks about how Karnataka is going to suffer environmentally & economically if alternative city for the parched city is not developed. Get expert help to prepare excellent law points on these arguments including the need for inclusive growth of all five zones across Karnataka.

We need to file a PIL against wastage of money on peripheral ring road & steel bridge projects of the parched city in a court and convince it for need of inclusive, sustainable growth across Karnataka. We need to convince court on how this city is going to spoil westerghats the lifeline of Karnataka. We need to create as much hurdle as possible against every government expenditure on the parched city for achieving a economically prosperous inclusive sustainable Karnataka. We have to save Karnataka! (Don't be surprised if the real estate mafia of the parched city files more PIL against projects in the other zones).

DK to get 92 bridges under 'Shala Samparka Sethu' scheme
Karnataka islanders build their own bridge connecting Pavoor-Uliya

Mangaluru may soon have dedicated cycle lanes
Deepthi Sanjiv, Bangalore Mirror Bureau Updated: Jan 29, 2019

Architect starts mapping lanes to make intra-city traffic safe, eco-friendly

The increasing traffic-density even in two-tier cities and the absence of dedicated tracks has made cycling for regular commute next to impossible. Parents, too, don’t feel safe to send their children on a cycle to school.

Taking all these factors into consideration, wildlife conservationist and architect Niren Jain has decided to make an intra-city motor vehicle-free safe bicycle lane map within Mangaluru City.

Niren Jain told BM, "About six months ago, I launched an experiment of mapping non-motorised lanes. I have realised that there are quite a few lanes that can be used as a dedicated cycling lane. There could be some crossovers along the main road, bridges or nalas. Some interventions might be needed from civic authorities.Cycling clubs often dedicate themselves to reaching milestones or means to stay fit and exercise during a holiday or early morning or late evenings. I want to use cycling for regular commute and have been wondering how to do it as road are totally unsafe in the absence of dedicated tracks. There is hardly anyone who uses cycle for regular commute.”

"I want to use cycling for regular commute and have been wondering how to do it as road are totally unsafe in the absence of dedicated tracks"
- Niren Jain, wildlife conservationist

For Niren, the exercise looks really promising. “The initiative is still at its preliminary stage and we need to take it forward with the support from Mangaluru City Corporation. Launched six months ago, I have mapped lanes on and off whenever time allowed. Certain issues such as gradient slopes have to be examined as Mangaluru basically has a hilly terrain. We could probably cut off from one point where we need to go. The focus would be on high-density areas connecting work or education institutes to residential areas.

The moment parents feel that the routes are safe for cyclists, we would probably see a rise in the use of cycles for daily commute. Whenever, I have gone on this exercise, I have realised that it is a totally different Mangaluru that I am exploring even though I have lived in Mangaluru for several years,” he said. Niren is already in discussion with Smart City officials to take this up as a full-fledged project for as part of smart city. If that happens, can come up with a comprehensive report at the earliest. “There is a need to look at several alternative routes to make it a permanent aspect of the city,“ he said.
Kumaradhara-Kashikatte fourlane works to be launched on Jan 30

Work on 2nd truck terminal in M’luru delayed
The existing Truck Parking Terminal (TPT) near New Customs House in Panambur is already crammed with trucks. The terminal, inaugurated in 2001 by then New Mangalore Port Trust's Chairman Captain R Ramkumar, has a capacity to park over 300 trucks. But due to uneven surface the terminal is able to accommodate only around 150 trucks.

With statistics revealing that NH 66 witnesses two truck movement per minute and 80 truck movements per hour, the government has decided to build another truck terminal.

Second terminal


Sources in DUTT (Devaraj Urs Truck Terminus Limited) told that land for the second terminal was identified in Mukka near Surathkal. Parliamentary Secretary to Chief Minister and MLC Ivan D'Souza had recently questioned the delay in setting up the second terminal near Mangaluru during the Legislative Council sessions held in Belagavi.

As the district administration had not handed over the land to DUTT, the work on second truck terminal had been delayed, sources added.
'Transit-oriented urban development needed'
20-yr plan

MUDA Commissioner Srikanth Rao said: “We have to plan development of Mangaluru City keeping in mind the next 20 years. We need to have a traffic control mechanism to avoid jams,” he noted.

“Though the ring road concept was visualised two decades ago for Mangaluru, it has not materialised so far. The Mangala Corniche ring road in Mangaluru has not materialised. Easing traffic will make the city smart in its correct sense,” he observed.
What was the view on Kundapur-Kasaragod Metro network? Whether interstate-metro, interstate-ring roads are allowed now? What we want is people using transit-oriented system should stay near stations & stops on mass transportation network. Those who want to use personal vehicles should stay away in suburbs or rural areas or wherever transit-oriented system is not available. Whether Konkan railway will run trains from Kasaragod to Kundapur once it completes doubling works?

Work on two city flyovers may still breach fresh deadline

New bridge across River Phalguni in Gurupura
The bridge, being built at a cost of Rs 39.42 crore, will be 175 metres long and will have seven piers of 25-metre each. The width of the bridge is 16 metres and the road will be 10-metre wide. The pedestrian path on either sides of the road will be 3-metre wide.
Under Bharathmala, four-laning of Mulki-Kateel-Kaikamba-B C Road stretch and Melkar-Konaje-K C Road will be taken up. The central government has released over Rs 2,000 crore for the development of national highways in Dakshina Kannada district. The work on four-laning of Addahole-B C Road was stopped for sometime. Now, the work has commenced, said Kateel. The work on a new bridge on NH 66 at Kuloor across River Phalguni will be taken up shortly, he added.
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Nethravathi river basin under severe stress: Report
Mangaluru, February 23

Unplanned developmental path adopted by the decision-makers is threatening the Nethravathi river basin in the ecologically sensitive Western Ghat region, according to a technical report by a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

The river has a catchment area of 4409 sq km covering the districts of Chikmagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka.

Grave threats

The report titled ‘Carrying capacity of Nethravathi river basin based on ecological sensitiveness’ is prepared by Ramachandra TV, Bharath Setturu, and Vinay S of the Energy and Wetlands Research Group, under the Centre for Ecological Sciences of IISc.

It said that river diversions, hydro electric projects, coastal reservoirs, commercial plantations and unscientific tourism would cause irreplaceable loss of rich biodiversity in the river basin.

(This report assumes significance as the Karnataka government has initiated a project to divert water from the west-flowing water sources, including Yettinaholey stream, in Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district to several districts in south eastern parts of the state. Yettinaholey is one of the tributaries of west-flowing Nethravathi River -- the lifeline of Dakshina Kannada district.)

The report said that rivers and streams in the ecologically-sensitive regions should not be diverted or manipulated as it would affect the water retention capability of the catchment and ground recharge potential.

“This would affect the sustenance of water in the streams. This would also affect the downstream users’ right for adequate freshwater,” it said, adding that the salinity ingression in freshwater as a result of diversion would deprive the downstream dwellers of freshwater and livelihood.

Forests with innumerable streams in the Western Ghats offer tremendous potential for carbon stocking per unit area while also bettering the hydrology of these mountains that form the main watershed for the entire Indian peninsula.

Loss of forest cover

The report said the area under forest cover stood at 51.67 per cent in the Nethravathi river basin after losing a significant patch of forests for mini-hydroelectric and infrastructure projects.

The plantations constitute 26.42 per cent of the river basin. Large tracts of forests were replaced with exotic species of mono-culture plantations, it said, adding that the market interventions in agriculture, through commercial plantations, have resulted in the encroachment of forests.

Nethravathi river basin has 433 villages in Chikmagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu. Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. These villages are classified under four ecologically sensitive regions (ESR). The report said that ESR 1 represented the zone of highest conservation where no further degradation is allowed. ESR 2 is a zone of higher conservation, and this zone forms a transition for highest conservation.

As many as 111 villages come under ESR 1 and 69 villages under ESR 2. The report said that these villages are to be strictly no-go area with respect to developments.

The report was released by Ramachandra TV at a conference on ‘Sustainable management of global water resources: Need and challenges’ at Alva’s Education Foundation in Moodbidri of Dakshina Kannada on Friday.

Published on February 23, 2018
‘Unplanned development paththreatening Netravathi basin’
IISc scientist says there is actually no water crisis in Bengaluru

I told it is just the parched city Real Estate Mafia's plan to subotage emerging Kudla!

चल चल मुम्बई तक चल कहेता नदियों का जल - 8 tmcft of water for Mumbai
Sea water desalination plants not viable, says Ramachandra
‘Overexploitation of water alters perennial streams’
Swamp ecosystem in Netravathi basin under threat, says report

Overexploitation of water for monoculture has altered some of the perennial streams in the ghats of the Netravathi river basin to intermittent streams coming in the way of perennial nature of the Netravathi, according to a study report by a team of researchers of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.

The swamp ecosystem in the basin, spread over 4,409 sq km in 11 taluks in Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, is under higher threat due to horticulture expansion and land conversion for other development activities, it said.

The report “Carrying capacity of Netravathi river basin based on the ecological sensitiveness” has said that soil depth and texture decided the water holding capacity in the catchment. The Netravathi catchment is dominated by clayey soils which have fewer pores due to which infiltration capability is very low but have higher water holding capacity which supports larger vegetation and keeps the rivers perennial in natural condition. Soils are moderately deep to very deep in nature. Ghats and transition zones of the Netravathi is dominated by deep soils with sparse moderate deep soils.

“The presence of deeper soils with clayey content in the ghats have higher retention capacity during post monsoons and summer keeping the Netravathi perennial. But over exploitation of water for monoculture has altered some of the perennial streams to intermittent streams,” the report said. The 203-page report by the Energy and Wetlands Research Group (EWRG), the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), IISc, released on Friday has been prepared by T.V. Ramachandra, co-ordinator, EWRG-CES, Bharath Setturu and Vinay S., researchers.

Referring to the forest cover of 2016 in the basin, it said that the area under forests stood at 51.67 % after losing significant green patch for mini-hydroelectric, infrastructure projects and monoculture plantations. The plantations constituted 26.42 % of the basin.

Large tracts of forests have been replaced with monoculture plantations such as acacia, eucalyptus, rubber, teak, coffee, cocoa, and arecnaut plantations.

The report remarked that the existing exotics should be replaced with endemic species. Community-based conservation approach in ecologically sensitive regions (ESR) of II and ESR III would help in the conservation of biological diversity, the report said.
Incisions into Western Ghats leave environmental activists worried
Corporation approves water project for city
Mangaluru will face no water crisis this summer: Mayor
Thumbe vented dam: State releases Rs 10 crore towards compensation
Bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi gets clearance

Kumaraswamy takes U-turn on Yettinahole
Kumaraswamy said that a scientific decision needs to taken in the case of the Yettinahole project as there is drinking water shortage in Kolar and Chikkaballapur. "But that does not mean that the project will be implemented in a way that it affects Karavali people. It will be done in an environment-friendly manner.
So stand is diluted in favour of the parched region now.

Environmental activists not to field own candidates

Paschima Vahini: Rs. 1,394 crore detailed report ready
DPR for vented dams at Rs. 1,394 crore

'Destruction of Western Ghats will pose danger in future'
In principle approval for Rs. 806 crores Desalination Plant
Karnataka approves techno-economical feasibility report for a desalination plant in Mangaluru

Volunteers to rejuvenate Kavoor lake
More microplastics on Maharashtra, Karnataka beaches than Goa: study
Green activists organise Jalapayana to highlight poor state of rivers
Grim truths behind slow death of Gurupura river

The union government is considering Netravati-Hemavati, Bedti-Varada, Aghanashini-Varada joining projects

Why people of Coastal Karnataka vote for these political parties?

If sea water is utilized properly then there will not be shortage of water

How can people think such things without having any idea on wastage of energy for transportation, harm to marine life!

CRZ - New draft is under process
CRZ notification for 3 coastal districts being revised, new plan expected

Gangolli - Increased Temperature: Deficient fishery from March first week
Ullal: The barge remains will be lifted after the rainy season
Plastic waste is dumped into Phaluguni's lap during night

Phalguni's health hasn't improved since last year
When The Hindu visited the dam site on Thursday, the water downstream the dam appeared blackish even as a dredger deployed by the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat was seen pumping out soil of the coffer dam. The coffer dam, built about 200m below the vented dam to facilitate its construction, was not removed and said to have created a slush pool.
Western Ghats abuse is a poll issue

Rs 56 core project delayed: Foul water joins Netravati
Industrial effluent to Gurupura River: Water turns into black colour

Whether cleaning of floating solid waste can be done through MNREGA at least in rural region?

New Tumbe dam quenches water drought of the district

Greens want HDK to order probe into Yettinahole
After Karnataka government formation, will JD(S)'s HD Kumaraswamy change track on Yettinahole project?
Will implement Yettinahole project without damaging natural wealth - HDK in Dharmasthala

Yettinahole water availability testing after half completion of works

MRPL discharging chemical into water body, say activists; company says steps taken to extract oil
MRPL Chemical Company Dishcarged Effluents Into Rain Water

Small hydropower projects reduce fish species: Study
Activists clean Netravathi

Sea erosion on the rise in DK
Bathymetry survey to be conducted to assess sand availability in CRZ areas
Geotextile sacks, used to prevent sea-erosion, pose a new problem

Why did floods rattle Mangaluru? Neglect of wetlands was a decisive factor

Waterspout makes an uncharacteristic appearance at Panambur beach
Weather centre to move to Shaktinagar

Dakshina Kannada district gets 30% excess rainfall in June; last year there was 8% deficit

Karnataka: Sparkle in the seas
‘Dredging in Bangra Kulur will help prevent flooding in Kottara Chowki’

Rs 400 crores wall for Netravati & Phalguni
Riverfront development planned for coast

CRZ Clearance for Ullal Coastal Erosion and Inlet Improvement Project at village Ullal, District Mangalore, Karnataka
Drinking water woes for the city next summer?

Tender for bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi in three months: Minister
Rs. 198-crore drinking water project cleared for Ullal

These fishermen seek livelihood in coastal city's watercourses

Corpn. plans to replace water meters under Jalasiri and Smart City mission
Lukewarm response for non-CRZ sand in DK

Bottled water unsafe in Mangaluru? Daijiworld sting operation exposes mafia

Groundwater depletion in DK raises concern
DK stares at water scarcity; alarming groundwater depletion in 5 years

ಮಳವೂರು: ಕೆರೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೂಳು, ತೋಡುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಶ್ಮಲ ನೀರು

₹37 crore to be spent on restoring rain-affected infrastructure

ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ವಾಹಿನಿ ಯೋಜನೆಯಡಿ 10 ಕಾಮಗಾರಿಗಳಿಗೆ 91.25 ಕೋ.ರೂ.
ನದಿ ಅಭಿಮುಖದಲ್ಲಿ 235 ಕೋ.ರೂ. ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಯೋಜನೆ: ಖಾದರ್
ಮಹಾನಗರ : ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ಸಿಟಿ ಯೋಜನೆಯಡಿ ಜೆಪ್ಪುವಿನಿಂದ ಸುಜೀರ್ಕಾರ್ ಟೈಲ್ಸ್ ಫ್ಯಾಕ್ಟರಿ ಸಮೀಪದವರೆಗೆ ನದಿ ಅಭಿಮುಖ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ 235 ಕೋ.ರೂ. ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಉಸ್ತುವಾರಿ ಸಚಿವ ಯು.ಟಿ. ಖಾದರ್ ಹೇಳಿದರು.
Petrol contaminates wells - leaves people struggling for drinking water

Dredging work to be undertaken at Thumbay vented dam

Drinking water in 92 villages of Dakshina Kannada to be tested for endosulfan

Centre sanctions Rs 546 cr for flood relief

ADB to lend $75 million for 24-hour water supply in four Karnataka towns
India on Tuesday signed a $75-million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide round-the-clock water supply to Karnataka's four coastal towns of Kundapura, Mangalore Puttur and Udupi, and to improve sanitation infrastructure in Mangalore town.
Mangaluru ‘Tunnel man’ selected for Press Club Award

Residents of Kavoor now fighting to revive sprawling 15-acre lake
Kavoor area councillor Deepak Poojary said that the Mangalore Urban Development Authority has come forward to develop the lake if the Minor Irrigation Department raises no objections. The three leaking manholes will be repaired with funds from the Asian Development Bank, he said.

An official from the Minor Irrigation Department said that the department was in favour of granting one-time permission to the urban development authority to develop the lake.
Water scheme cost touches Rs 460 crore

200 lakes across state to be developed

How many in Tulunadu?

Phase II sea erosion work gets Rs 21cr ADB funding: Khader

Sea is predicted to raise by about 2 cm every year. Will this be effective against raising sea also?

Water storage in Thumbe, Shambhoor will last 150 days, says Mayor Bhaskar

French company SUEZ Wins Contract to Supply Water in Udupi and Puttur

‘Kattas’ making a comeback in villages near Madantyar

Increased salinity in river Phalguni increases jelly fish population
Rich sewage nutrients in the Phalguni attract large number of jellyfish

And following five links are only for educational purposes.

Could jellyfish fuel fish feed revolution?
However, the GoJelly project, which has attracted €6 million of EU-funding and is coordinated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany, would like to change this perception and use jellyfish to produce fish feeds, fertilizers, or act as microplastic filters.
"Studies have shown that mucus of jellyfish can bind microplastic. Therefore, we want to test whether biofilters can be produced from jellyfish. These biofilters could then be used in sewage treatment plants or in factories where microplastic is produced," explain the researchers.
Finally yet importantly, jellyfish contain collagen, a substance very much sought after in the cosmetics industry.
SINTEF Ocean is leading the work on the socio-ecological system and games, where they will explore the potentials of an emerging international management regime for a global effort to mitigate the negative effects of microplastics in the oceans.
This Man Has Invented a Genius Way to Filter Tiny Bits of Plastic Out of the Ocean (VIDEO)
How to filter and remove microplastics from tap water
LifeStraw Filters Remove 99.999% Of Microplastics From Drinking Water In Independent Lab Testing

Green wall in Udupi acts as coastal guard between the land and sea - Need is of a votunteer group & find out where all mangroves can be regrown in Mangaluru & Udupi. Let mangroves consume nutrients in sewage water (hoping no other chemical hazards are present in sewage water). Mangroves can also be harvested in a controlled way as I posted earlier for pharmaceutical & other industrial applications.

Va Tech Wabag secures Rs 467 crore worth order 30 MLD Sea Water Desalination plant expandable upto 70 MLD in Mangaluru

DK to get 11 vented dams at a cost of Rs. 265.25 crores

Karnataka is losing its coasts to erosion, finds study

To counter the erosion that threatens the vast number of houses in coastal areas, the State government is executing a seawall project — at a cost upwards of ₹200 crore — that will break monsoon waves.

However, these walls will either be washed away to the sea or shift the problem elsewhere, said Dr. Jayappa. “Instead of these walls, what should be set up is biowalls. The focus should be on strengthening of beaches with plantations at the fringes. These are known to be more efficient than seawalls, which cost more than the damage they are supposed to prevent,” he said.
ಗುಜ್ಜರಕೆರೆಯ ನೀರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚುತ್ತಿದೆ ಬ್ಯಾಕ್ಟೀರಿಯ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ!

Under ground water level is falling in Mangaluru

No money for Pashchima Vahini in Karnataka Budget 2019

MRPL's seawater desalination plant gets CRZ clearance

'Jalasiri' project DPR revised to Rs 460 cr
The revised DPR envisages construction of 20 new water storage tanks, eight boosting pumphouses, construction of a new filtration unit with 18 MGD capacity at Ramalkatte, change in the pipelines to connect to the new overhead tanks, laying new pipelines, laying additional 1383-km long High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) distribution lines.

It also includes repair of roads damaged during the pipeline work and shifting of utility lines. After the project is complete, every household will be connected with Class-B multijet water meter.

The DPR also proposes changes to the design of 81.7 MLD filter house and sludge management system. It also proposes to use SCADA technology for computerising Thumbe purification unit to all the water storage units.

Salient features

All the residents in 60 wards of the MCC will get 24X7 water once the Jalasiri project is implemented. The responsibility, operation and maintenance of the water supply system will be handed over to a contractor for eight yearsafter the implementation. New pipelines and parallel pipelines to the existing ones will be laid.

A pressure relief valve will be installed for the distribution lines. The height of overhead tanks will be increased to 15 metre from 12 metre, 18 metre from 15 metre, 20 metre and 22.5 metre from 18 metre.

The design of the overhead tank will be changed to shaft type from column type.

The design of the drinking water line will be changed and 900 mm MS pipes will be laid from Daddalkadu to Kulooru Bridge covering a distance of 2-km, officials said.

While ADB is releasing Rs 218.5 crore, the balance will be raised through Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC).

Mangaluru’s population which is 5,54,183 now, is expected to touch 10,33,778 in 2046. At present, 160 MLD water is pumped from Thumbe daily and will increase to 236.60 MLD water per day by 2046.
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Moral Police

Caution: Content posted here may not be suitable for all people. This post is purely for enjoyment of vicarious politicians who blame moral police for all their failures. If you don't like moral policing then don't read this post.

‘Moral policing’ prevents companies from opening units, says Farooq
DK moral policing a serious hurdle for IT companies base

Focus on development to foster ‘Brand Mangaluru’, media told

Whether this is the case of 'moral policing' on media itself not to report 'moral policing'?

Though the mainstream media has of late been giving less priority to negative publicity ...
I think the mainstream media gave less publicity because there were not many moral policing cases by 'communal forces'. Anyone is welcome to prove it wrong by adequate data.

‘Exaggeration in communally sensitive tag for coast’

It is interesting to find out what are the moral policing cases reported by media in year 2018.

The year 2018 itself started with a bad case of 'Immoral Governance' by the state government itself.

Siddaramaiah Seeks to Withdraw Communal Violence Cases, BJP Calls It 'Muslim Appeasement' 2018-01-26

There was also 'Immoral Deal' to win 2018 assembly election.

Congress’ ‘Deal’ With PFI Allows BJP To Polarise Karnataka Polls 2018-05-08

Here are few 'moral police' cases reported by media in the district.

Karnataka: Muslim boys attack girl for going out with Hindu friend 2017-12-25
Student complaints of moral policing at Belthangady 2018-03-02
How 26 Men Seen Attacking Women In Mangaluru Pub Got Away: 10 Points 2018-03-13
3 held for moral policing on Mangaluru beach 2018-03-26
Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore
Gang attacks fish trader for talking to woman in Mangaluru 2018-07-30
Immoral rowdism in Mangaluru, couple assaulted by gang, one critical 2018-12-23

Sometimes 'secular forces' and sometimes 'communal forces' are having upper hand in moral policing war zone. What we should see is overall by adding up all previous years it is balanced fight. Don't dig deep into history to know who started moral policing? Every tribe in history has tried to protect itself from outsiders influence including still existent Jarawa of Andaman. Religious behaviour are just offshoot of tribal behaviour to prove that they are supreme & their God is supreme! For that matter even liberal tribes, rationlist tribes and every other kind of modern tribes exhibit same behaviour but means may be different as they have plenty of resources (you can call these tribes by Karl Marx terminology as bourgeoisie class because they have better means). Those who don't have any other means to exhibit their anger use manual force. There is also intellectuals tribe to earn their living classifying moral police as 'criminals' or 'religious' depending upon whether 'communal forces' or 'secular forces' carried out moral policing strikes! What all types of tribes we have!

There was all three communities with their political leaders fighting to name a road after their community icons. A community wanted the road to be named after a bank's founder. And then there was protest for the same bank merger with a bigger bank. All for a bank which ditched Tulunadu & shifted its head office to the parched city a long back along with training & ITES jobs. While nationalizing these banks the politicians told us it is to help poor but in reality the politicians helped business men like Vijaya Mallya, Nirav Modi & Mehul Choksi. No scheme was formed to help poor through banks. I doubt whether even recently introduced Mudra scheme is helping poor like pakodawals or chaiwalas.

2018 year ended with a slightly better news.

Dakshina Kannada: Communal strife dips (by a 34 per cent) but for how long? 2019-01-09

By the way, was there also an international level moral policing act to bring Christian Michel of AugustaWestland VVIP chopper scam to India?

And year 2019 also has opened account.

Christian couple, Muslim woman traveling in a car in Mangaluru attacked 2019-01-30
10 years later, pub attack still haunts Valentine's Day in Mangaluru
Valentine Day attack: Flower shop vandalised

Programme of keeping the things religiously polarized continued through budget also as a preparation for General Election 2019.

HDK govt allots Rs 200 cr for formation of Christian Development Corporation

Real Estate Mafia of the parched city wants things to be kept polarized so that Mangaluru will remain drowned in communal struggles & not emerge as challenger to their business & threat to their property reserve in & around the purched city. The politicians helping the real estate mafia. That is it!

We can agree with quote below that criminal activities and economic development of a city always go together. Remember those days of Indira Brigade, Kotwal Ramachandra, MP Jayaraj, Oil Kumar, Bekkina Kannu Rajendra, Srirampura Kitty, Tanveer, Koli Faiyaz 1 2 3 4.
The underworld in Bangalore kept pace with the economic development of the city, focusing on different lucrative verticals.

They found the pasture green as several businesses employed them to protect their personal as well as financial interests.
There used to be a murder every month on the ways to IT/BT offices of the parched city. But the union government forced people from all over the state and the country to move to this city by opening research institutes one after another ignoring criminal activities in this city. It was these criminals standing behind real estate mafia along with criminal politicians who had hoarded enough benami properties in this city ensured only this city is developed in Karnataka. You know who encroached Byrasandra lake & parched the parched city further? The real estate mafia even forced banks of Tulunadu to move their headoffices, training & ITES facilties to this city.

Why didn't linguistic chauvanism stop them from opening IT/BT units in the parched city? IT/BT developments didn't stop because of Cauvery riots. When any matiny star died crazy fans used to throw stones on IT/BT units forcing them to close but they ignored it because the state government was providing them almost 24x7 electricity to the parched at the cost of rest of Karnataka. Inks, cowdungs were smeared on faces of businessmen but they did not have alternative city to go were government was ready to provide facilties. How many cases of linguistic moral police entering an office & beating people we have heard in Mangaluru?

Coming to moral police, anyone seen movie Sairat or Manasu Malligey? A movie of honour killing. A ditto love story. If I remember correctly lovers were from Shivajinagar area. Both lovers were killed leaving lone child orphan. Those were fledgling days of IT/BT industry in the parched city. But the IT/BT units in the parched city didn't cry we are afraid of honour killings. They didn't stop coming to the parched city. When all research facilities are centred in one city why should they go to anywhere else?

Linguistic moral police (should they be called just linguistic police?) hurt feelings of Hindus by defoiling sign boards with Devanagari script, the script which Hindus consider as sacred. Nobody cried the parched city is infected by linguistic moral police and IT/BT will flee. Why? They knew that the state & the central governments is least interested in developing infrastructure & eco system in other cities of Karnataka. Okay, the state government has now started drama of opening innovation hubs and is saying that is enough for creating eco system. And we still vote for these politicians who force us to shift to the parched city for jobs. We shift and purchase homes sold by real estate mafia at an extrodinary price. No doubt number of voters in Dakshina Kannada is falling - Slight dip in number of voters in Dakshina Kannada for Lok Sabha polls.

There is one more silicon valley in South India. Coming to that there was a big protest against a movie named Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. In many theatres of the city including one in Abids show was stopped. You know if the people are moral policing against a story of a movie (not even historical one) you can imagine what kind of moral policing going on in the darkness of reality.

Moral Policing is just an excuse uttered again and again by politicians aligned with real estate mafia of the parched city. It is just the number of research institutes the central government built in the parched city which is driving the IT/BT units to open offices there. The nexus of 70 years between political parties and the real estate mafia of the parched city which created this mammoth city. That is all!

We have to wait & see what will happen as all kinds of 'secular forces' are trying to join hands together for 2019 General Election.

It is just wastage of time to discuss on Moral Policing. We have to discuss more on relevant research & training facilties to be shifted to Tulunadu from the parched city for boosting the IT/BT growth here. Unless we do this Westernghats going to be burdened with projects to feed water to the parched city. Remember when Westernghat goes down it will not go down alone without taking Karnataka with it!
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HPCL R&D Facility & RGIPT

Look here at the statement of a candidate for Lokasabha Election 2019 who was defeated in Vidhanasabha Election 2018.

Veerappa Moily transfered MRPL CSR funds for Lady Goshen Hospital construction
“We all know that newly built Lady Goshen Hospital which is coming up. MRPL will share the cost from their CSR funds. When Veerappa Moily was the petroleum minister, he was in the forefront to transfer the CSR funds of MRPL for the construction of Lady Goshen Hospital. ...
What he got in return for the praise?

ಲೋಕಸಭೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯ ಕೈ ಸಂಭಾವ್ಯರ ಪಟ್ಟಿ ನೋಡಿ ಸಿಟ್ಟಾದ ರಾಹುಲ್ ಗಾಂಧಿ
ವಿಧಾನಸಭೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸೋತವರು, ವರ್ಚಸ್ವಿಗಳಲ್ಲದವರು ಹಾಗೂ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಪಂಚಾಯಿತಿ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗೆಲ್ಲುವ ಯೋಗ್ಯತೆ ಇಲ್ಲದವರ ಹೆಸರನ್ನೂ ಪಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಂತೆ ರಾಹುಲ್ ಗರಂ ಆಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎನ್ನಲಾಗಿದೆ.
ಕೈ ಸಂಭಾವ್ಯರ ಪಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ರಾಹುಲ್ ಗರಂ

Why this person became angry? Who put words in his mouth? Which father & son combination tried/trying for Mangaluru & Udupi seats?

Who will replace Janardhan Poojary, Jayaprakash Hegde in DK, Udupi?
Names of senior Congress leader, BK Hariprasad, former MP and Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake and former Chief Minister, Veerappa Moily are doing the rounds for the Udupi-Chikkamagalur ticket. Sources say if there is seat sharing between the Congress and JD(S), it may have to give up the Chikkaballapur seat to its coalition partner, leaving Mr Moily, the sitting MP, searching for a new constituency. Udupi could be the ideal choice for him as he belongs to the district and has the support of the rank and file of the party here, say sources.
Udupi: JD(S) to field Jayaprakash Hegde?

What trick he is trying to retain Chikkaballapur? Kumaraswamy-Rahul meeting leaves Karnataka Congress leaders sulking, Rahul, HDK will sort out coalition problems: Gowda - who brokered this direct contact? Whether for this favour Udupi-Chikkamagaluru seat is getting exchanged with Chikkaballapur. (read earlier news to know which party was eyeing for Chikkaballapur - Congress MPs worry over pact with JD(S) for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, fear giving up their seats).

This person was in charge of manifesto preparation team of his party for Karnataka Assembly Election 2018. Why was 'Petroleum University' for Mangaluru missing in his party's manifesto? Was it intentional? Why does not he want Petroleum University in Mangaluru? Whether he wants Mangaluru to be filled with just chemical industries and all benefits of it like high end jobs to go to the parched region? Earlier he stated that petrochemical complex will create 6 lakh jobs (Indian Express 30th December 2013). Why did he take away these jobs to the parched city in the form of HPCL R&D facility & RGIPT and just dumped useless chemical industries on us?

His party manifesto included - Create Mangalore next Silicon Valley of Indian and BPO hub of Karnataka, We will shift base of CRZ headquarters to Mangalore from Bangalore, Have air connectivity between Mangalore and Hubbali, Take up expansion of Mangalore airport runway from 2450 to 3050 meters, We will strengthen the New Mangalore port, Double the railway tracks from Mangalore to Mumbai and Mangalore to Bengaluru, We will take up upgradation of Mangalore Railway Stations to International level, Setup a port development authority for development of Mangalore ports, for focusing on small and medium ports, We will set up a dedicated SEZ with an area of 3,985 acres of which 1,800 acres is under possession at Mangalore, Encourage for Religious and Health tourism in Mangalore, Setup Beach Tourism in Mangalore Udupi and Karwar districts. Coastal Beach Tourism Authority, We will initiate the Formation of BITA (Baikampady Industrial Township Authority) in Mangalore, Create an Educational Hub- Mangalore –Konaje- and Udupi. (Current Chief Minister's party manifesto had only two things for Mangaluru - Specific corridors of industrial development Goa-Karwar-Mangalore, SEZ at Mangalore (God knows what is this SEZ)).

"Mangalore next Silicon Valley of Indian and BPO hub of Karnataka" does not this sound ridiculous after taking all research facilities supposed to come to Mangaluru to the parched region? If this person was so much involved in Mangaluru's developments then he would have known that MSEZ phase-II expansion area is now notified for MRPL's expansion. From where does he get (3,985-1,800) acres for MSEZ as stated in manifesto? And he still talks about Mitsui LNG Terminal while MoU with it is cancelled and new entrant is H-Energy. Why not he keeps himself updated if he is so much interested in Mangaluru?

Coming back to Lady Goschen hospital you yourself find out who first issued statement to news papers about MRPL CSR funds.

MRPL gives ` 21 crore to upgrade Lady Goschen hospital (7th Aug 2012)
The ONGC-MRPL administrative board has decided to provide Rs 21 crore to the district administration to reconstruct Lady Goschen hospital. The six-floor (basement + ground + 4 floors) state-of-the art ultra modern building would come up at 1.5 lakh square foot area. The building would be constructed after demolishing (already partially demolished) about 30,000 squre foot area (of the 90,000 square foot) of the 164-year-old Lady Goschen Hospital. When completed, the hospital would also have a state-of-the art burns centre, according to a press release issued by MLA and Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat.
Whether the Chikkaballapur migrated politician had made any statement on this before the former Mangaluru South MLA's statement on 7th Aug 2012? Whether a person who bragged so much on unmaterialized projects like LNG Terminal, School of Finance & Analytics and blah blah for days together can keep quiet on this project? Do you believe he arranged for MRPL CSR funds?

What had happened is former MLA had learnt a lesson after denial of funds from the Andhra donor. He kept everything secret till funds were sanctioned by MRPL authorities which the former minister was not even aware of. If the former minister had known it who knows he would have diverted this fund also to the parched region.

If you have read earlier news papers no where there was mention of any mobilephone park in Chikkaballapur. It was included recently - Mobile phone components industry in Chikkaballapur. Why politicians are suddenly showing so much interest in Chikkaballapur? If we make an enquiry on all recent benami transactions we may know the reason.

And the other politician of same calibre is on running marathon. Wherever he smells a scent of defeat escapes from there.

BJP may deny ticket to some sitting MPs; Shobha keen on state politics
Gowda is considering contesting from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru as he is unsure of his victory from Bengaluru North, which he represents.
This politician was born & built his political career in Tulunadu is now Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister but no word on sanctioning of 'Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute' or 'Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology' to Mangaluru. Karnataka's only fertilizer factory is in Mangaluru and many chemical industries are also here. Can you expect him to sanction a Regional Fertilizer Control Laboratory at the minimum? There is no hope that he will not follow the other one and say "Mangaluru has fertilizer plant so the parched city should have Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute". He played some saviour drama on KIDU - CPCRI CPCRI Research Centre and International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia. But don't be surprised if he says "Okay, I will also shift 'Indian Statistical Institute' from the parched city to Udupi"!
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General Election 2019 Manifesto for Tulunadu

DK got only ice candy in state budget: MLA Matandoor

After the central government gave ice candy, the state government also gave ice candy. (The central government allotted funds only for the parched city and called it allocation for Karnataka!). DK got ice candies from all three major parties of Karnataka so will vote for all of them.

That is joke if you have recovered from budgetary disappointments.

Tulunadu is covered by four MP seats namely - Kasaragod, Mangaluru, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, Baindur-Shivamogga. Let us discuss here what should be Tulunadu's demand for this election on technological front. We will try to list such demands for Shivamogga & Chikkamagaluru also.

'70% of pollution in Mangaluru due to industries'

Mangaluru is getting polluted with chemical industries but high end jobs generated by these industries are going to the parched city through institutes like HPCL R&D facility and RGIPT and startup & IT industries built ancilliary for/through researches in these facilities thanks to a politician of this region who ditched Tulunadu.

The argument from bureaucrats is that the parched city is at the centre so distance to these cities is less. But one can easily verify that Mangaluru is at least average distance from Kochi, Mangalore and Vizag refineries.

Bengaluru - Mangaluru 352 km
Bengaluru - Kochi 524 km
Bengaluru - Vizag 999.3 km

Mangaluru - Mangaluru 0 km
Mangaluru - Kochi 436.1 km
Mangaluru - Vizag 1,335.2 km

Kochi - Vizag 1,481.5 km

Here is averaqge distance of four cities from three petrochemical hubs.

Mangaluru Average 590.4 km
Bengaluru Average 625.1 km
Kochi Average 639.2 km
Vizag Average 938.9 km

Isn't the argument that a city at centre is suitable for a research centre serving these refinneries false? Isn't collaboration between industries and research centre more important? If Mangaluru have this research facility then it will be near all kinds of plants (Refinery, Petro chemicals, Gas, Cavern, Mooring etc) leading to better collaboration. Although direct flight between Vizag & Mangaluru is not available now, within another two years we can expect to have direct flight connection.

Demands for 'General Election 2019' are listed here.
  • Shift HPCL R&D Facility & RGIPT from the parched region to Mangaluru
  • Shift back all Syndicate Bank headoffice, ITES/BPO and training facilities to Manipal, Udupi
  • Shift all Corporation Bank ITES/BPO and training facilities to Mangaluru
  • Strengthening of CPCRI Kasaragod for research on jackfruit, oil palms, rubber etc
  • 'School of Sports' & 'School of Public Health' in Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod
  • Shift Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Center for Ecological Sciences to Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru
If Uttar Pradesh wants a public sector bank then let it take Canara Bank as it has ditched coastal Karnataka a long back. As Vijaya Bank is getting merged and losing its identity let us not bother about it. Even this bank ditched Tulunadu a long back. (Unneccesarily people are creating noise on its losing identity after merger). All of these banks used Tulunadu as a stepping stone.

I hope North Karnataka will also make similar demand. For example, Dharwad can demand for shifting of any research institute which is more relevant to Mumbai Karnataka region and which does not fall under Defence and Aerospace domain. Or if Dharwad people are shy of asking for shifting then they can at least demand for opening of new central institutes like 'National Institute of Nano Technology' or 'Central Institute of Quantum Computing'. But I am giving no such concessions for Tulunadu because somebody has to bear the burden of reducing the population of the parched city.

Do you know that you will be solving the many of the problems of the parched city by making such shiting demands? If you have concern for a healthy Karnataka and a healthy India then demand for it. Otherwise like others rush to the parched city, stay there permanently paying hefty price to real estate mafia and then ruin Karnataka & India further.

Okay, here is a deal. Tuluvas will make shifting of research institutes from the parched city to Tulunadu/Malenadu as main voter demand for 2019 general election. If this is done I will start a new blog on 'a city designed for recyclability' and 'a country designed for recyclability'. I will discuss many more aspects of recyclability in that blog than covered in 'terrace/indoor garden & subsidy' post. Remember that I don't pay to somebody else to write these blogs or posts unlike those politicians publishing books, poems & novels in their names by paying others. So, I require a deal. A strong deal like the one politicians having with real estate mafia!
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That is all for celebrating one year of ban.

Goodbye till I may get the mood may be just before next assembly election.

But I will be available in internet through other blogs like berakeattilu.
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