Belthangady, Aug 27 2018: Currently, Charmadi Ghat is the only Ghat route that connects with Dakshina Kannada district and presently, the traffic moving along this route is passing at slow but without any hindrances. The decrease in rainfall has reduced the uncertainty of unhindered thoroughfare along this route.
Earlier, with the heavy rains lashing at D.K. and the Western Ghats, there was a fear of uncertainty on when Charmadi Ghat too may succumb to a natural disaster. With the increase in traffic density along the route, there was fear of a possible landslide due to the torrents of rainwater gushing on the road. But, since a few days, the amount of rainfall has dipped.
In the backdrop of the fear of a possible landslide, D.K. and Chikmagalur district administration banned the passage of heavy vehicles along Charmadi Ghat. Since this Ghat has hairpin bends, other vehicles had to come to a halt when heavy vehicles were attempting the hairpin turns. Heavy vehicles were also finding it very tedious to traverse the incline of the Ghat.
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