Bengaluru: Bus services restored to flood-hit areas

Deccan Chronicle.

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Transportations facilities to Mumbai and cities in Kerala have begun.

According to KSRTC sources, the road to Char madi Ghat will be closed for at least three months to take up the restoration and repair work. (Representational image)

Bengaluru: Most bus services to flood hit districts of North Karnataka are being resumed, except Charm adi Ghat linking Dha rmasthala and neighbouring locations. Transportations facilities to Mumbai and cities in Kerala have begun.

According to KSRTC sources, the road to Char madi Ghat will be closed for at least three months to take up the restoration and repair work. Most locations on the Charmadi Ghat stretch have been damaged due to the incessant rains and landslides.

The state government has issued notification in this regard for its closure wherein the resto ration of the damage might take up to three months as per officials.

The KSRTC has suffered massive loss due to the cancellation and refund of booked tickets. Transport services to Kannur, Kasaragode, Dharmasthala, Kukke Subramanya have been restored following the repair of the roads. Some roads are partially operational to travel to Thalassery and Horana du in which buses and other vehicles might have to take a deviation via Mananthavady, which could increased the travel distance by up to 60 km.  Routes from Mysore to Nanjungud, Gundlupet to Kozhikode, Mysore to Suttoor roads, which were also blocked, have now been restored and buses are plying.

Services to Udupi, Putt ur and Mangaluru districts, which were closed following heavy rains, are now operational. Pas sengers going to Shiva mogga, Soraba, Ana watti and Shikari pura are also happy following the restoration of roads.

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