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When the hills came down on Charmadi Ghat

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 13, 2018, 5:45 am IST
Updated Jun 13, 2018, 5:45 am IST
The night trip via Charmadi turned into a nightmare for many who were stranded for over 12 hours in the Ghat section.
Landslide on NH 75 at Charmadi Ghat on Tuesday left hundreds of vehicles stranded on either side of the ghat 	—DC
 Landslide on NH 75 at Charmadi Ghat on Tuesday left hundreds of vehicles stranded on either side of the ghat —DC

Charmadi: All buses travel between Mangaluru and Bengaluru have been diverted via Madikeri. KSRTC Mangaluru Division Director told Deccan Chronicle that after the authorities closed Charmadi Ghat till June 14, KSRTC has decided to take all its vehicles moving to Bengaluru via Madikeri.

Hundreds of bikers and motorists were stranded for over 12 hours due to the landslides.

 

With Shiradi road closed for repair work till July and with Charmadi shut till June 14 to clear debris and landslips, travelling between Mangalur and Bengaluru would be more difficult.

People have to now take either Sampaje Ghat and travel via Sullia and Madikeri or Mala Ghat and travel via Karkala and Kalasa. 

People have expressed their unhappiness over closure of both the important Ghats.

"Officials know that Charmadi is not a safe road. They should have finished the concretisation work at Shiradi by Monsoon. Now both the roads are closed and people are facing difficulty. The Madikeri route would now be too busy and naturally that route too may be blocked," an activist said.

He expressed unhappiness over authorities closing the Charmadi Ghat for two days. 

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Location: India, Karnataka


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