Agumbe ghat, which connects Shivamogga with Udupi district will remain closed from March 1 to 31 for repair.
In a press release, Deputy Commissioner K A Dayananda has stated that the repair was aimed at preventing land slides during rainy season. Accordingly, light motor vehicles will have to take Thirthahalli-Koppa-Sringeri-Malaghat-Karkala (National Highway 169) route to reach Udupi.
Heavy motor vehicles such as bullet tankers, ship cargo containers, long chassis vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and all heavily loaded goods vehicles should ply on Thirthahalli-Mastikatte-Siddapura-Kundapura to reach Udupi (State Highway 56). The order will be in force until the works are completed.