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Agumbe Ghat: Heavy vehicles banned, landslides expected

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Mangaluru, Aug 17, 2019: The incessant rains pouring in the malnad region, and serious fear of possible landslides, vehicular movement along some roads has become very hazardous to life. Fearing a possible landslide along Agumbe ghat road connecting Udupi and Teerthahalli, the DK DC  Sasikanth Senthil has passed an order temporarily banning the movement of heavy vehicles along this route.


Agumbe Ghat.

During the last monsoon and due to landslides, vehicular movement along the ghat section had been banned for a whole week to accommodate permanent work to be undertaken here. After some time, mini buses, jeep, van, cars, two-wheelers and LCVs were permitted to pass through the route. A ban on the movement of vehicles beneath 12 tonnes had been implemented until the end of the monsoon season. Now, DK DC has informed that the  ban has been extended.