Landslides hit traffic movement on Bengaluru-Mangaluru highway


Following overnight rain, landslides have been reported on National Highway 75 near Donigal in Sakaleshpur taluk, Karnataka on July 22. Vehicular movement on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru highway has been hit.

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On July 22, the Hassan district administration has appealed to motorists traveling between Mangaluru and Bengaluru to take the Belur-Mudigere-Charmadi Ghat route. The district administration has issued a communiqué in this regard.

Sakaleshpur tahsildar Jaikumar and other officers visited the spot around 7.30 am and took the decision to stop the movement of vehicles. Staff at the checkpost at Maranahalli were told to stop vehicles coming from Mangaluru.

“I appeal to motorists not to take the Shiradi Ghat route,” the tahsildar told mediapersons.

Hassan district police advisory, issued on July 22, to motorists traveling between Mangaluru and Bengaluru.

Hassan Deputy Commissioner R. Girish directed the National Highways Division of the Public Works Department to take up restoration work immediately.

A section of Mangaluru-Bengaluru highway near Donigal in Sakleshpur taluk that was damaged following heavy rain overnight on July 21-22, 2021.

A section of Mangaluru-Bengaluru highway near Donigal in Sakleshpur taluk that was damaged following heavy rain overnight on July 21-22, 2021.

In 2020, following heavy rains, a landslip had occurred on this stretch of the Shiradi Ghat.

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