Belthangady, Aug 15 2019: Following the incessant rain since last few days and subsequent landslides reported at various places along Charmadi Ghat, traffic movement will be prohibited - August 15 to September 14 as repair works will be undertaken in this area.
At least 60 landslides occurred on the 25-km stretch from Charmadi to Kottigehara in Chikkamagaluru. Work to clear the landslides is in progress and repair works will be undertaken from today, August 15.
The route to reach many areas around Shimoga is disturbed and alternate routes take up more time. The Government needs to plan and combat such effects from rain storms etc. Hopefully the road routes in the ghats will be surveyed and developed with long term plans and better regular maintenance.