Manipal’s landmark Tiger Circle slips into history


Team Udayavani, Feb 2, 2019, 7:30 AM IST

Manipal: The Tiger Circle located at the centre of Manipal close to the bus stand has now slipped into history due to the road widening of Udupi-Manipal road.

As the Udupi – Manipal stretch is being developed into a 30 meter concrete road, the circle has been demolished. Also, the stretch is now part of the 90-km NH169A connecting Malpe fisheries harbour here with Tirthahalli in Shivamogga district.

Many decades ago, Manipal was a small hamlet surrounded by forests till educational institutions came up here in 1950’s. However, earlier tigers used to to frequent this place when the dense Kundelkadu forest was around and hence tiger circle derived its name.

As Manipal grew as a a major education hub and a cosmopolitan area with students from different countries studying here, the forest around it also receded. Now the forest areas have been replaced by financial institutions and other industries.

Though in two decades, no one has seen a tiger here, a leopard did pay a brief visit to an educational campus on April 9, 2014. But its visit was short lived with the forest department personnel trapping the leopard the same day and later releasing it into the Western Ghat forests.

Save the circle

Some locals have come together with the aim to save the Tiger Circle and campaign to save the circle has been started on social media.

In order to widen the road, Tiger Circle had to be demolished. But the circle has been a landmark since a long time and there are people’s memories attached to it. Therefore, some small structure should come up in its place so that these memories are retained, said a campaigner.

Sources in National Highway Department inform that was no proposal for the construction of another Circle in the present road-widening plan. However, if the Road Safety Committee submits a proposal then the department may look in to it, the source informed.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

K’taka attracted an investment commitment of Rs 65,000 crore at the WEF meet: Bommai

Bantwal: Gana Homa at school sparks controversy; Prez resigns

Looking at ‘pros and cons’ of introduction of digital currency: RBI

World sees India as safe place for defence manufacturing: Piyush Goyal

Seven soldiers killed as vehicles falls into gorge in Ladakh

Srirangapatna: ‘Depressed’ man sinks BMW car in river

Man who pointed pistol at cop during Delhi riots receives grand welcome home: Video


Related Articles More

K’taka attracted an investment commitment of Rs 65,000 crore at the WEF meet: Bommai

Bantwal: Gana Homa at school sparks controversy; Prez resigns

Srirangapatna: ‘Depressed’ man sinks BMW car in river

“Follow K’taka HC verdict, if….”: KSE reacts to Hijab controversy in Mangaluru

Bantwal: 10-year-old boy dies after falling from third floor while playing

MUST WATCH

NEWS BULLETIN 26-05-2022

Dr. Surendra Kumar Jain atatement about malali masjid

Anjaneeya swamy Temple Mysore

Manipal Road Mishap Student end his Life

NEWS BULLETIN 25-05-2022


Latest Additions

Nehru institution-builder, BJP weakening democracy by bulldozing institutions: Rahul

K’taka attracted an investment commitment of Rs 65,000 crore at the WEF meet: Bommai

Bantwal: Gana Homa at school sparks controversy; Prez resigns

Looking at ‘pros and cons’ of introduction of digital currency: RBI

World sees India as safe place for defence manufacturing: Piyush Goyal

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.