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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Mangaluru: In a reported incident of scuffle between two parties on Sunday late night, Karnataka Youth Congress General Secretary Suhail Kandak has reportedly sustained severe injuries in the incident.

Sources also added that the scuffle also turned into a shootout, however there was no immediate confirmation about the report.

Suhail has reportedly sustained head injuries and was rushed to a local hospital in Thokkuttu immediately after the incident before being shifted to a private hospital in Mangaluru.

One more sustained injuries have also been taken to a private hospital in Deralakatte.

According to the reports, the scuffle broke out between the two groups when they were reportedly having discussions on a matter. Suhail was said to be attacked with bats, sticks and other light weapons.

Mangaluru DCP (Crime) Lakshmiganesh, DCP (Law and Order) Arunangshu Giri, ACP Kondandaram and other police officials reached the spot immediately after the incident and are monitoring the situation.