Many motorists and commuters expressed discomfort through social media about several roads in the city having been dug up for developmental work like fixing and installing underground drainage systems.
Earlier this week, the city police had taken measures to restrict traffic and vehicular movement in the most crowded place in the city, Hampankatta, and had also suggested alternate routes for commuters wishing to pass through the place. However, unforeseen traffic issues came up and mototrists began to face difficulties due to chaos created by overflowing traffic on the suggested alternative routes.
Once commuters began feeling agitated the Mangalore City Corporation had to face criticism. They were criticised for poor planning and some even made trolls inspired from the situation. Some others even went to the extent of calling Mangalore City South MLA D. Vedavyas Kamath to express their disturbance. He then called for an emergency meeting of the city police in which it was decided that steps would be taken to smoothen the traffic flow.
With the intention of connecting the Old Service Bus Stand with Mulky Sundaram Shetty Road (Light House Hill Road), a ramp was installed on Tuesday. Those vehicles wishing to go to Ambedkar circle from Clock Tower were asked to take a left from the Hampankatta circle and turn right to the Old Service Bus Stand to reach the Light House Hill Road. On the other hand, all vehicular travel heading to State Bank Bus Terminal from K S Rao Road was diverted to Sharavu Mahaganapati Temple Road.
All the aforementioned changes that have been brought about with regard to management of vehicular movement in and around areas that are under redevelopment have eased the earlier mentioned concerns.