Beltangady: Landslides on Charmadi Ghat disrupt movement of vehicles

Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady (DV)

Beltangady, Jul 23: A day after landslides were reported on National Highway 75 near Donigal in Sakleshpur taluk of Chikkamagaluru district, following incessant rainfall, now landslides were reported on the 6th curve of Charmadi Ghat on Friday July 23.

Due to landslides on Shiradi Ghat, vehicular movement on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru highway has been hit and diverted via Charmadi Ghat.

Beltangady police have erected barricades and restricted traffic movement of heavy vehicles. Beltangady tahsildar G Mahesh, circle inspector Shivakumar and sub-inspector Krishnakanth visited the spot and submitted a report to the deputy commissioner (DC).

As per directions of the DC, officials are planning the further course of action. They also informed that obtaining permission from DC, as of now, only light motor vehicles are allowed on the road. Vehicular movements are totally restricted from 7 pm to 6 am on Charmadi Ghat road. 

Charmadi Ghat lies on National Highway 73 which connects Mangaluru to Tumakuru.





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  • Mohammed imran, Udupi

    Sun, Jul 25 2021

    Is shiradi ghat is open . For light vehicles. Planing to travel to Bangalore from mangalore on 26. July.2021 Please share nat update

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jul 23 2021

    This was to be expected as they started the plan to make roads at charmadi Gahats.They should have do ne first the sides fixed well before the road was given free.Now you see they dug the earth and put on roads.super planning.Previously trees were protecting in Ghats that no sliding away mud.Now they dug the mud ,trees /roots have no halt ,and whole mud is sliding .why didnt built a solid wall both sides.?Now when sliding is there,dig one side put on roads.what a plan !Does anyone control during the work there?

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  • Prabhu, DK/Canada

    Fri, Jul 23 2021

    You are right. Politicians and Hwy dept. planners and engineers are very good at putting the cart before the horse! It is mind boggling why these guys don’t of soil erosion by senseless cutting trees and widening roads without strengthening sides of the road! Nature is not kind under these conditions.

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