Chikkamagaluru: District Commissioner Dr Gautham Badagi on Thursday, July 9 issued an order prohibiting the movement of vehicles in the Charmadi Ghat stretch of NH-73 between 7 pm and 7 am due to heavy rains in the area. The traffic had been banned considering the safety of the travelers during rains, informed Gautham. Gautham referring to a letter by the Executive Engineer of the National Highways Division of Hassan said that the repair work of the stretch, damaged due to landslips last year, could not be taken up as no eligible contractors participated in the tender process, therefore it is not safe for the travelers during night time. The order was issued by the DC as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the relevant sections of the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
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