Thursday, January 7, 2010

Kali Bridge Closed for Repairs

Fresh trouble for commuters who use National Highway 17. Come January 5, the Kali bridge that links Goa with Karnataka, will be closed for a month for repair works. The bridge bearings needs to be immediately replaced. Otherwise, chances of the bridge collapsing is high, say experts.  - Times of India

The bridge considered to be the lifeline of coastal Karnataka was built in 1986. The temporary closure of the bridge means that there is no other route for the people to reach Goa from Karnataka. - Times of India

Everyday thousands of students from both the sides cross the bridge. The Banbolim of Goa Medical College is the nearest one to Karwar people and ambulances carrying them will now have to travel 80 km extra.... - Times of India

The district administration has decided to arrange nine boats to enable people, particularly the school-children, to cross the Kali river between Sadashivgad and Karwar during the repair of the Kali bridge for a month, commencing on January 5. - Sahil Online

``Barring two-wheelers, vehicles plying between Karwar and Goa will have to take diversions from Kaiga township and Kadra to reach Sadashivagad," Uttara Kannada DC Channappa Gowda said. Accordingly, those commuting on four-wheelers will have to take a detour of 80 km to reach Sadashivagad, which is only 3 km from Karwar.  - Times of India
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1 comment:

Leif Hagen said...

It looks warm and sunny in your photos! It's cold and snowy here in Minnesota!