Nation Current Affairs 15 Aug 2018 No respite from rain ...

No respite from rain, Bengaluru-Mangaluru train services suspended

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | M B GIRISH
Published Aug 15, 2018, 2:09 am IST
Updated Aug 15, 2018, 2:09 am IST
Motorists, who had ignored the police warning against using NH 75, had to face severe hardships.
Bhagamandala temple area was flooded on Tuesday as heavy rains continued to lash Kodagu on Tuesday (Photo: KPN)
 Bhagamandala temple area was flooded on Tuesday as heavy rains continued to lash Kodagu on Tuesday (Photo: KPN)

HASSAN: Train services between Mangaluru and Bengaluru via Sakleshpur were suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday in the wake of heavy rain and landslides in the Shiradi Ghat section. No train operated via Sakleshpur to Mangaluru or Bengaluru on Monday night, Senior Commercial Manager, South Western Railway, Yatish told Deccan Chronicle.  He said landslides occurred at several places between Yadkumari and Sirivagilu railways stations.

Meanwhile, traffic on NH 75 linking Bengaluru with Mangaluru was affected on Tuesday following landslides near Maranahalli, about 15 km from Sakleshpur. Hundreds of passengers were stranded on the highway in the ghat section. According to KSRTC officials, traffic was affected between Maranahalli and Sakleshpur.

 

Motorists, who had ignored the police warning against using NH 75, had to face severe hardships. Officials of the National Highways Authority were busy clearing the highway for vehicular traffic.  However, they expressed fears that fresh landslides could occur if rain continued to lash the region.

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Location: India, Karnataka




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