Mangaluru, Sep 21, 2018: According to DK DC Sasikanth Senthil S., Shiradi Ghat on Mangaluru–Bengaluru national highway will not be opened for heavy vehicles such as buses and trucks for at least another two weeks because of safety issues,
To a question at a media meet on Sept 20, Thursday, the DK DC said the government was seized of the inconvenience being caused to people by not allowing buses on the ghat stretch. But safety of passengers was paramount and not the opening up ghat stretch for heavy vehicles in a hurry, he said. DC Senthil said a meeting of highway engineers would be conducted before taking a decision on allowing heavy vehicles on the stretch affected by landslips. Buses and trucks would be allowed after ensuring safety of travel, he said.
Charmadi Ghat : The DK DC said a Rs. 250 crore proposal was before the government for the restoration of the battered Charmadi Ghat stretch of Mangaluru–Mudigere–Chikkamagaluru national highway. It includes widening of the highway at certain stretches. The government was yet to formally approve the proposal though it has agreed in principle. The Deputy Commissioner said nothing could be said now on when the Sampaje Ghat stretch of Mangaluru–Mysuru national highway would be opened for light motor vehicles and heavy vehicles.
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