Udupi : Over 10,000 tonnes of sand mined; Demand almost fulfilled

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Udupi : Over 10,000 tonnes of sand has been extracted in the district so far and thus, the sand crisis the district was facing till recently is now almost becoming a thing of the past. Issuing of permits for sand mining is in progress, 158 among 170 applicants have been found to be eligible and […]

KSRTC buses to have GPS announcement

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Mangaluru: GPS based announcement of bus stops on the route will be soon installed in KSRTC buses operating in Mangaluru. Like its metro system, KSRTC Mangaluru depot is all set to introduce ’GPS Based Next Stop Announcement System’ in all the buses. In the first phase of the installation, 100 KSRTC buses will be fixed […]

RTO to introduce centralised vehicle tracking system : G S Hegde

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Mangaluru: All private buses in the city will have to be fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) soon. The move is to ensure the errant private bus drivers, who are infamously addressed as Formula 1 drivers, to keep a check on their speed as they will be on the radar of the Regional Transport Office […]

We will not allow further destruction of eco-system: Sasikanth Senthil

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil has said there is no question of letting Coastal Regulation Zone ecosystem get further destroyed by excessive sand extraction. The administration is conscious about the importance of the CRZ ecosystem and the consequences of unbridled sand extraction. It is taking steps in a phased manner to ensure orderliness in […]

District administration permitted to extract sand in CRZ areas with GPS: Sasikanth Senthil

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Sasikanth Senthil

Mangaluru : Dakshina Kannada district administration has made global positioning system (GPS) a must on boats permitted to remove sand in CRZ areas. This new arrangement will come in to vogue in next 15-days. In addition, these boats will also be painted in a distinct colour to help authorities concerned identity them with ease and […]

Boats for sand extraction should have GPS, says DC

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Mangaluru: The District Sand Monitoring Committee will make it mandatory for traditional boats engaged in sand extraction from rivers in Coastal Regulation Zone to install global positioning system (GPS) and colour code matching with sand blocks allotted to respective permit holders, within a fortnight. Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, who is also the Chairman of the […]

GPS on autos: District administration yet to approve proposal

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
GPS on autos

Mangaluru: In what could go a long way in ensuring the safety of both passengers and the drivers, a proposal has been submitted by a society of autorickshaw owners and drivers to have the Global Positioning System (GPS) installed on all autos plying on the city’s roads, along with LED advertisement display. National Institute of […]

Autorickshaw drivers’ association plans to go cashless

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Autorickshaw drivers association

Mangaluru: Mangaluru auto rickshaw drivers are planning to adapt cashless transactions soon. They are waiting to be upgraded with the technology as well as for the permission from the concerned authorities. Addressing reporters in Mangaluru, autorickshaw union leader Ashok Shetty said that the union wants to install GPS and to display advertisements on autorickshaws. Authorities […]

‘Don’t interpret our desire for peace as weakness’: Pak on strikes by India

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Islamabad: Strongly condemning “unprovoked and naked aggression” by India along the LoC, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of the country. Sharif also warned that Pakistan’s intent for peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as its weakness, Radio Pakistan reported. He said […]

Sand extraction in CRZ areas yet to resume

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Mangaluru: Even as permit holders are yet to commence sand extraction from rivers in the Coastal Regulatory Zone in Dakshina Kannada district, after the ban ended on Monday, the Chennai Bench of the National Green Tribunal extended the stay on sand extraction in CRZ areas of Udupi district till September 13. As the two-month ban […]