Mangaluru: Charmadi Ghat road might take months to open for traffic


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Aug 12: Charmadi Ghat road, which is one the important links between Dakshina Kannada district and the districts in Malnad and the plains, has suffered extensive damages this time. Therefore, it may take a couple of months for this road to be opened for vehicular traffic again.

The ghat road has suffered huge cuts at three to four places. Vehicles if allowed to move on the road, can jump 70 feet down at these spots. The administration may be able to clear the landslides and fallen trees in a few days, but repairing the road poses the greatest challenge, the officials say.

The bad news is that this stretch of the highway may take about two months to be repaired. Major work will be with regard to reconstruction of the road wherever parts of the road have been washed away or cut off.

The other ghat roads have also suffered immense damage this time. One hopes that they will sustain the additional vehicular traffic caused by the non-availability of Charmadi Ghat road for movement of people and goods till the road is reopened.

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  • Arun ???, Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Ghats like Agumbe are more dangerous and hence steps needs to be taken to avoid such kind of incidents there.

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  • Joulan, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    Cheap flights from Bangalore to Mangalore

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  • Mahesh Naik, Jubail

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    This is the time to make money to contractors and politicians.cheers.

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  • abdulla, india

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Knowing the Geography/the terrain any one. with sane mind.
    will first do aerial mapping of the terrain..the architects/designers will take first hand knowledge of the area..the geography and then start planning the. design..architectural plans.of the lay out.and not simply di and start building up.
    2/Have they studied the seasonal. weather patterns?
    of torrential rains.. ?
    flow of deluge..water from top to the. lowest channels?
    3/First start building the SIDE WALLS. on either sides.before making the road. gradients..
    we have. enough Granite. quarries.
    give orders for
    solid granite. blocks .
    4/Lay out the. drones water flow..channels from top to bottom..
    5/have. expansion joints.
    6/once the side walls are built up the start sub soil..and the wearing coarse of agar aggregate /Concrete. roads.
    may be rubberized Rodas.
    plan Sitwell
    Invite the JAPANESE/KOREANS/TAIWANESE/. ARCHITECTS/ DESIGNERS/BUILDERS AT LEAST THEY WILL Show us the way fro proper. All Weather roads.and not colossal damage..loss of money..proper: life and immense in convenience to the masses.
    All this is. third class JUGAAD
    Ver very poor. CIVIL ENGINEERING right from planning too construction..all third class.
    Keep the POLITICIANS OUT

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  • Somegowda, Chikkamagaluru

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Government should use Japanese Technology to build the tunnel or bridge in Charmadi Ghat. Chikkamagaluru side Ghat has damaged road and has more damage.

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  • VR, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    We should brace for similar extreme weather conditions in future partly due to global warming. Major changes are needed for roads running through the ghats. Similar to Char Dham project, there is need to for major changes to the existing roads besides building tunnels where possible. I would say, Sampaje, Shiradi, Charmadi, Agumbe, Hulikal and couple of other ghats roads in UK districts needs complete overhaul. Yes, the cost may run into few thousand crores to build a solid structure that can withstand nature's flurry. Otherwise, band-aid work will not survive and money spent goes through the drain.

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  • Francis Lewis, Kallianpur

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    A Japanese company proposed a permanent tunnel. Why the authorities are reluctant.. It will be one time solution.

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Who will pay ?

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  • VR, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Good point. Many new road projects for instance in the US have toll charges as building quality roads requires quite a bit of money. So, naturally, if private players are involved, then, there will be toll charges. I think, public/government-private partnership may work well for some road projects in India if it is managed well.

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  • Mohan, Kudla kori

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Contractor mafia of road construction nd bus mafia putting pressure on this project
    Once this tunnel is opened for public.. Their pockets will be closed... Its all money making statragey of polticians nd business man of bus associates

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Pernal/Shirva

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Dinesh,
    We cannot expect any thing better from our greedy, most corrupt & power hungry politicians as many of them now a days only travel by Helicopters etc.

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  • Sundar, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Dakshina Kannada is cut off from Road-Railway Links...Flight ticket sky rocketing above 20000...Dont dakshina kannada deserve a All weather Roads???..Where are our representatives??..Hopeless

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Pernal/Shirva

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Sunder, our politicians r traveling by helicopters now a days. They r least bothered about our travel woes. If not Helipads they travel unlimited time by commercial flights with tax payer's money.

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Pathetic condition of dakshina Kannada/Udupi...No one to listen..useless MPs/MLAs...No Charmadi Ghat road, No Shiradi Ghat Road..partially Cut Off Sullia Madikeri road not sure of using....Cut Off Karkala -Kalasa -Mudigere road.Every year after year same story...then tell which road connects state capitol Bangalore???..No Railway link another two weeks..No one bothered about alternative railway link to Bangalore rather than a single tack Sakaleshpur built by british .No push for Shivamogga-Srigeri-Mangalore Proposed railway link which is urgently needed as alternate railway route to Bangalore. Shame on our representatives ...

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Pernal/Shirva

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Nash, who is in charge of National highways for the last 6 years? What is their contribution.

    Last week I drove through SHiradi ghat which is in pathetic conditions with plenty of potholes. Do U want to blame Congress for that.

    What is GAdkari doing. GadKari & our previous congress PWD minister visited SHiradi ghat & both again proposed for Tunnelling road the idea conceived by Oscar. How far tunnelling of ShirAdi ghat has progressed.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Such an important link is shut for two months. OMG.
    Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on a show and Jane Clayson asked her: "How God let something happen like this ?" (regarding Hurricane Katrina).
    Anne Graham gave this extremely profound and insightful answer. She said, "I believe God is deeply
    saddened by this, just as we are, but for years, we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our govts and to get out of our lives. Now, being the gentleman he is, I believe he has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us his blessing and his protection, if we demand He leave us alone ?"

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  • fools_paradise, Paradise

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Wh..what? what are you talking about? Drunk already?
    Highly idiotic statement masquerading as spirituality. Keep your statements where they belong.

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    This is a classic example of CONgress infrastructure

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  • M Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    For anything and everything blame the Government. For the flood and drought too.

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  • Sam, UAE

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Please dot do politics here. We have to join hand to over come this flood. <><><><><>

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    For Karnataka you are blaming Congress and What about Maharashtra and which Party are you going to blame. Better not blame

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