Mangaluru: The four-lane Thokkottu flyover joining Mangaluru-Kasrogod was inaugurated this morning by Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel. The project was long due and was being postponed, halted and delayed for several reasons over the years.

Speaking after inaugurating the flyover, Nalin Kumar Kateel added that the completion of the project is a long due dream come true for the people while also admitting that due to financial issues the work was delayed.

Speaking about the Pumpwell flyover he said “Now the traffic movement is open here (Thokottu flyover) the work and pumpwell flyover will also be completed soon and it will be opened for public”.

He further added that he will hold discussions with District In-Charge Minister U T Khader and other authorities regarding the construction of Thokottu By-pass and service road soon.

Mangaluru Assembly Constituency BJP President Santhosh Boliyar, Former MLA Jayaram Shetty, party leaders Chandrahas Ucchil, Chandrahas Ullal, Manoj Acharya, Hariyappa Saliyan, Sathish Kumpal and other were present during the inauguration of the flyover.

The work for Thokottu flyover joining road to Mangaluru-Konaje, Mangaluru Ullal and Mangaluru-Kasargod took eights years to be completed before being opened for public and traffic movement today.

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Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara's record to become the fastest to score 20,000 international runs, a target he reached when he scored 37 runs in the World Cup 2019 match against the West Indies on Thursday.The Indian skipper took only 417 innings to achieve the record -- 131 in Tests, 224 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara's previous best came off 453 innings each. Virat Kohli has now registered 11,124 runs in ODIs, and has 6,613 Test runs and 2,263 in T20Is.

Kohli, arguably the finest batsman in world cricket at the moment, started his World Cup 2019 scoring a mere 18 runs against South Africa in India's inaugural match. He however then lived up to his billing and scored 82 against holders Australia before hitting 77 against arch-rivals Pakistan. The 30-year-old also contributed with 67 runs in India's narrow victory over Afghanistan.

Virat Kohli has already become the fastest to score 11,000 One-day International (ODI) runs during World Cup 2019, breaking Tendulkar's record in the process.

Kohli achieved the feat in the match against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.