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Mudslide at Ottinene again; traffic disrupted for over 2 hrs

Mudslide at Ottinene again; traffic disrupted for over 2 hrs


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 11, 2017: Ottinene on the Mangaluru-Mumbai National Highway 66 witnessed yet another mudslide on June 11, Sunday resulting in disruption of traffic for over a couple of hours.  The heavy rains had worsened the problem leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded right from Ottinene to Shiroor.


Mudslide at Ottinene


Mudslide at Ottinene



The landslide occurred after midnight on Saturday and the road which was  covered with debris  was cleared for traffic at around 10 am on Sunday with the help of four earth movers belonging to IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd which had cut the hillock to pave way for construction of road.

An alternate route  via Dombe road near Bhatkal has already been identified by the Udupi district administration after Wednesday’s landslide had disrupted traffic for over five hours.

A complaint  of negligence and substandard works has already been filed against the NHAI Project Director and IRB  Infrastructure   by Kundapur Assistant Commissioner Shilpa Nag.

In another alarming development, source revealed that a portion of the newly laid concrete road near the Trasi beach had developed cracks.


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