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Belthangady: Long-pending linking bridge constructed

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Belthangady: Environmentalists are happy that a linking bridge has been constructed with the efforts of an organisation.

Yuva Tejassu Trust has completed the long-standing dream of connecting the people of Kallanda environment in Mitta Durga Village of Taluk.

Until Sunday September 11, the main connection to the seven and a half ditches of the Netravati river flowing in the Kallanda area was the bridge made up of the arecca tree during the rainy season.

Around 28 families of Guthu, Kadti Kumeru, Kakkeneji, Makki, Parla etc., school children, old people and sick people were supported by this foot bridge. It is not possible to cross the seven and a half ditch which is always overflowing during the rainy season. The people of the area along with the school children had to continue by crossing the footbridge which is more than 10 m above the pit.

Tourists coming to the popular Ermai Falls must also enter after crossing this foot crossing. Even if they were a little cautious while crossing the foot crossing, it was a dangerous.

The people of the area had made many appeals to the people’s representatives to build a connection here but the area problem continued without any avail.

A trust that came to the rescue

Yuva Tejassu Trust, which is involved in the campaign to make Dakshina Kannada District free of foot bridges, has constructed a well-equipped iron foot bridge in Kallanda area on Sunday September 11. With this huge project, the problem of the people of the area who were crossing the foot bridge has been relieved. Ermai tourists have also benefited from this.

Yuva Tejassu Trust

Yuva Tejassu Trust, which helps the helpless people of the society by making the youth as a bridge, has earned recognition. It is providing a lot of public service to the students of Dakshina Kannada, Madikeri, Kasaragod, Udupi District,s helping the sick, medical camp, blood donation camp, labor donation in the areas affected by natural calamities. People from abroad and philanthropic relatives of the town are extending a helping hand for this social service.

Now, the organisation has started construction of well-equipped iron bridges in the District to relieve the dangerous wooden foot bridge problems. The team consists of 20 office bearers and 3,000 donors and supporters. Those reporting issues with direct contact are being assisted on first priority.

“There is a need for many developments in the Kallanda region. We have submitted many requests to the people’s representatives and government departments regarding this. Yuva Tejassu Trust has built the short bridge that we needed most. This has facilitated the connection to our region.

The trust’s work has been appreciated by the people of the region for responding immediately to the demand of many years”, said
Venkappa Gowda, native of Kallanda.

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