Mudigere: The sudden appearance of a lone tusker at the seventh turn of Charmadi Ghat created a scare among the commuters and motorists traveling along the Kottigehar to Mangaluru route on Wednesday evening. The traffic on the busy route came to a halt for a while due to the incident.
At approximately 4:30 pm, a wild elephant emerged onto the road at the seventh turn of Charmadi Ghati. On noticing the pachyderm, the driver of the Mangaluru-Hassan KSRTC bus travelling on the route stopped the bus at a safe distance.
After a while, the elephant shifted to another section of the road and came to a halt. Following this, vehicle traffic came to a standstill for nearly half an hour, waiting for the situation to resolve.
Eventually, the elephant gradually moved to the side of the road, taking rest near a tree. This allowed the bus and other vehicles to cautiously proceed forward.
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In light of this incident, the concerned public has voiced demands for the forest authorities to take appropriate actionand ban traffic at Charmadi Ghat during night hours.