Agumbe: Movement of buses has been stalled on the Agumbe Ghat since a week due to a landslide at the fourth bend. Now, cracks have appeared on the third bend and there is a fear that this bend will also collapse soon.
Heavy rainfall of 17 cm lashed the ghat section on Saturday. It is said that for the same reason that the road got cracked. Water is gushing at a high velocity by the side of retaining walls. If the rain continues, there is high possibility that the road will collapse further.
The stoppage of bus movement on the ghat section has inconvenienced patients who have to go to Manipal Hospital from Shivamogga and Chikkamagalur. Now car and light vehicles have been allowed. But if rain continues movement of these vehicles might be prohibited.