Mangaluru: Vehicular movement on Charmadi Ghat banned for a month from Aug 15

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Aug 14: Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil has banned vehicular movement on the Charmadi Ghat connecting Dakshina Kannada with Chikkamagaluru for a month.

The ban under section 115 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and rule 221 A (5) will be enforced from the midnight of August 15 up to the midnight of September 14.

The traffic has been diverted from Ujire-Dhamasthala-Kokkada-Gundya-Shiradi (NH-75) and from Mudigere Handpost to Jinnapura-Anemahal-Shiradi-Gundya-(NH-75).

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The Charmadi Ghat road on Mangaluru-Villupuram National Highway-73 has been witnessing very heavy rainfall since August 8. On August 10, due to the storm and continuous heavy rainfall, landslides and uprooting of trees were reported in many areas on the Ghat stretch.

The National Highway Authority executive engineer for Mangaluru region submitted a plea to the DC to ban traffic, so that repair work can be taken up in a smooth manner. Also, travelling in the Ghat region could prove risky as the road is severely damaged in several places. The DC who looked into the plea submitted by the executive engineer, decided to announce the ban for a month keeping safety of the motorists in mind.


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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    The Charmadi ghat road is over 60 years old and yet one does not understand why each year during monsoons we have these repeated problems. Why cant this road be developed and maintained with long term interests in mind?. Each year crores of rupees are spent in repairing during the off season and come monsoon we hear the same story of landslides and destruction and the money is simply washed down the drain. It is very easy to understand that this is deliberate and corruption is the root cause for this. Why does the government not confiscate the assets of the contractors and levy heavy fines to pay for these repairs?

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  • jerome, kinnigoli

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    why we all traveler facing problem every year for rain water furry because of this bad planning off politician.

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  • Desmond Nazareth, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    The Dc / representatives should take a look at the way the NHAI has dug through and created roads. any person looking at the steep 90 deg cuts will tell you how dangerous it can be . if it was rocky its understandable
    the mangalore shiradi hassan ghat work is so horrible they have disfigured the beautiful ghat in the name of development, after all they need to keep us busy working by increasing taxes while they loot the country in the name of development ,

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Desmond Nazareth mangalore very true what you tell.Noone must have checked how work is being done.without supporting walls first ,must have started to dig from downstairs.It is indian way.They wanted tenders at very low prices.Now they can feel what it means ,people are suffering.stop and go is the device here for transports.

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