The road from Jappinamogaru on NH-66 to Morgan’s Gate in the city will remain closed for 45 days with immediate effect for development purposes. The road from Jappinamogaru to the city via Morgan’s Gate is being developed with the Southern Railways commencing the work of road under the bridge (RUB) across the railway track at Jeppu – Mahakalipadpu.
While the RUB is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 49.9 crore, roads will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 19.87 crore. Hence, the road connecting the NH66 via Jeppu – Mahakalipadpu will be closed for traffic movement till May 11.
Police commissioner N Shashi Kumar has issued a circular banning movement of vehicles on the stretch. Accordingly, all vehicles on NH 66 – Mahakalipadpu – Mangalore city stretch should ply on the national highway via Mahaveer Circle (Pumpwell) to reach the city. Meanwhile, vehicles from the city to the national highway via Mahakalipadu will have to take a diversion via Kankanady – Mahaveer Circle – NH66 route.