To stimulate the easy flow of traffic The Mangaluru City Corporation will develop junctions in its jurisdiction and also provide other basic amenities near the junctions.
The corporation has decided to develop Kottara Chowki Junction, KSRTC Junction, Lady Hill Circle, Honnakatte Junction, and Surathkal Junction using the premium FAR (Floor Area Ratio) fund, The Kottara Junction will be developed for Rs 4.99 crores.
In the agenda placed before the council of the city corporation, the officials said that there was severe traffic congestion at the Kottara Junction. Pedestrians were facing the brunt of the traffic without proper footpaths and when it rains, rainwater flows on the road and troubles the motorists. There is a need to construct stormwater drains by the side of the road, they said.
The road needs to be widened by convincing the landowners and the utilities like water supply pipelines, UGD line, and electricity poles and others need to be shifted to facilitate the work on the junction,” they added.
All the vehicles bound to Mangalore and Udupi stop randomly near the Surathkal Junction. The vehicles bound to Kapikad, Lalbagh, and Nanthoor pass through the KSRTC junction. Further, one of the roads enters the KSRTC bus stand. The KSRTC Junction will be developed at Rs 1.99 crore. Similarly, Ladyhill Junction will be developed. The Surathkal Junction will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 4.99 crore. The Honnakatte Junction will be developed at a cost of Rs 2.15 crore.
Mayor Premananda Shetty said that the council has approved the development of junctions. In case of necessity, traffic islands will be developed wherever necessary in these junctions, he added.