Landslide at Shiradi: Over 300 buses delayed

Landslide at Shiradi: Over 300 buses delayed

Following massive landslides, over 300 buses including 108 buses belonging to KSRTC Mangaluru division were affected on the Shiradi Ghat stretch.

A total of 48 premier and 22 express buses were travelling from Mangaluru to Bengaluru. Due to the closure of Madikeri-Mangaluru Road, 38 buses to Mysuru were on Shiradi route and were held up.

Speaking to DH, KSRTC Mangaluru division DC Deepak Kumar said, “Only five buses from Bengaluru had reached Mangaluru since Tuesday morning till 3.30 pm. Many were held up at Sakleshpur. Following news that Shiradi Ghat is cleared on Tuesday morning, a few morning buses left for Bengaluru. Unfortunately, they were held up at various places due to landslides."

The buses from Bengaluru were diverted to Charmadi Ghat, but due to a landslide on the third curve of the Ghat, all vehicles moved slowly.

“We are waiting for the Shiradi and Mangaluru-Madikeri Road to clear up to operate night buses from Mangaluru,” he said.

Up to 70 buses from Puttur division had left for Bengaluru and Mysuru on Monday night, but have been affected by the Shiradi landslide. A few buses have travelled on Charmadi and Bisile Ghat.

Over 100 private buses that operate between Mangaluru-Bengaluru and Mangaluru-Mysuru were affected on the stretch.