More buses to M’luru, train services likely soon

More buses to M’luru, train services likely soon

The KSRTC operated three buses from Mangaluru on Sunday night. DH File PHoto

KSRTC, which had stopped all its premium night services between Bengaluru and Mangaluru, operated three vehicles from the coastal city on Sunday night, indicating that services will be back on track soon.

“Yesterday (Sunday) night, we tried to operate three Airavat Club Class vehicles to Bengaluru from Mangaluru on the Kalasa route. The operation was successful,” officials in Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) said.

As many as 23 Rajahamsa and sleeper buses besides express (Karnataka Sarige) buses were operating on Monday night through Charmadi Ghat while two Airavat Club Class buses were plying to Kundapur through Kudremukh route.

As many as 39 buses towards Mangaluru, Kundapura, Puttur, Kukke Subrahmanya, Sullia, Sringeri, Dharmasthala and Udupi were cancelled.

The KSRTC was running day buses on the same route but the staff had noticed damage to the road. After a three-hour work, the road was cleared for vehicles.

While buses to Kerala operated normally, Kasargod and surrounding areas remained cut off. Officials said 32 buses will ply towards Kerala and the operation towards Madikeri and Kushalnagar were normal.

Train services

Train services to Mangaluru remained disrupted as rain hampered restoration work. South Western Railway chief public relations officer E Vijaya said massive landslides occurred on the route. “We have deployed 11 machines for clearing tracks and restoration. Hopefully, if there are no further rains, we can restore it in two weeks,” she said.

Towards Kerala, some of the trains were run via Tirupattur-Palakkad-Shoranur. The KSR Bengaluru–Ernakulam Express (No 12677) was cancelled on Monday due to want of a rake.

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