The alternative route by land from Holekudige village of Chikkamagaluru district, too, has been encroached by a sprawling estate.
Being surrounded by forest, drawing power lines here was prohibited and so the Malekudiya tribal colony near Mangaluru had an unreliable supply of electricity.
Based on the mechanism of the bike, 60-year-old Ganapathi has been developing the machine over the last two years.
Close 50 locals farmers have listed their produce on the portal and its ‘organic-stalls’ have already been featured at IT campuses, local parks and trade-fairs.
Last year some residents even held a mock ‘birthday party’ of the flyover, along with birthday pops, complete with songs, cakes and celebration just to draw the attention of the authorities.