NH 17 cleared of boulders

NH 17 cleared of boulders

Loose boulders from a hillock located beside the Kali bridge in Karwar, which rolled onto National Highway 17 following heavy rains in the coastal Uttara Kannada district, were cleared on Friday.

Traffic came to a halt along the national highway for nearly an hour while personnel from the Fire and Emergency Services and Chittakula police station cleared the stretch for smooth movement of vehicles.

Numerous boulders on the mountain are on the verge of falling due to incessant rains in the region, sources said.

Fishing affected

Meanwhile, rains accompanied by heavy winds have affected fishing activities in the district. 

A few fishermen tried to venture into the sea in their fishing boats, but returned due to adverse weather conditions.

Sirsi and Siddapur taluks in the district received mild rainfall on Friday, the sources added.