However, routes within Mysuru district have been affected due to flooding after water was released from the Kabini dam.

Many bus routes between Bengaluru and coastal Karnataka Kerala restoredRepresentational Image
news Transport Monday, August 12, 2019 - 13:22

With rains across Karnataka significantly reducing for the first time since August 4, many bus and road links connecting Bengaluru to destinations in and around the state have been restored.

In order to alleviate stranded passengers, KSRTC is running extra services - 47 reserved and 6 unreserved - from Bengaluru.

As of Monday afternoon, all major bus routes linking Bengaluru and Mysuru to the coastal parts of Karnataka started running, including on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru route that partially resumed on Sunday afternoon.

“We are operating all classes of services to Bengaluru from Mangaluru and vice versa. Day-time services are operating through Shiradi Ghat, and night-time via Madikeri,” a KSRTC official said.

All major bus routes to Kerala which were shut partially or fully have also been restored. 25 buses will leave from Bengaluru to different destinations in Kerala throughout Monday.

Bus services towards Maharashtra have been restored in full too, except those to and via Kolhapur. 

Ghat sections details

Schedules from Shivamogga to Mangaluru and Dharmasthala are going via Sringeri through the NR Pura-Koppa road, or via Thirthahalli-Koppa. Buses to Dharmasthala are being deviated at Bajagoli towards Belthagady, from where they will go to Dharmasthala.

Routes via Horanadu will not get cleared anytime soon, officials said. Kalasa-Kuduremuka-Kerekatte portions are yet to be cleared as well.

Bus services from Chikkamagaluru-Udupi via Charmudi Ghat are not running, and buses are running only via Sringeri, depending on demand.

Night-time operations via Shiradi Ghat may be permitted if there are no rain and landslide. The decision will be taken by evening. 

Intra-Mysuru routes affected

Releasing water from the Kabini dam due to flood conditions in Wayanad has flooded many road links around Mysuru temporarily.

The roads that have been blocked are Mysore-Hullahalli, Handpost Road, Mysore-Nanjungud Road, and Mysore-Suttur Road, that has led to the cancellation of intra-district routes. 

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