Bengaluru: The Public Works Department (PWD) has decided to open the Shiradi ghats for vehicular movement only after December due to the rampant landslides having virtually destroyed the roads.
According to a decision communicated to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the Shiradi ghat road, which was opened for vehicular movement on July 20, has been totally destroyed between Kempuhole and the Addahole. Keeping in mind the safety of the commuters, it has been decided to open the road only after repair works in the month of December. This means, the passengers have to now depend on the Charmadi Ghat road, which is also facing the risk of landslides.
Meanwhile, the SWR is expected to resume train service between Bengaluru and Mangaluru via Hassan, in September first week after setting right about ten km of railway track that was destroyed by the rains.