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Landslides at Chamundi Hill! Technical panel submits eight-page report to DC

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Mysuru: Technical Committee on Chamundi Hills a voluntary body involving engineers submitted eight-page report to safeguard the road atop the hills the stability of which is under question due to recurring landslides.

On Wednesday technical committee members led by S G Vombatkere, M Lakshmana, H S Suresh Babu and K S Prabahakar today met Deputy Commissioner Dr Bagadi Gautham and submitted a report to addressed the Chief Minister.

Committee members who inspected the Chamundi Hill on November 19, went around the road linking the view point up to Nandi monolithic statue and also other vulnerable points.

Committee chief and structural engineering expert Major General (Retd) S G Vombatkere told media “it’s difficult to continue to use the stretch of road as motor road. Hence we have recommended to use it as a road for trekking for walkers.”

On the reasons behind recurring landslides on particular road, it was found that the water flowing system was damaged leading to a small crack. With percolation of water in the crack, it led to the weakening of soil before leading to landslide.

Even cost wise it takes too big amount and the construction of wall also may cause green loss. Already two lane width separate roads are linked to Chamundi hill top and both originate from Tavarekatte. So keep the link road as walking path and avoid motorvehicles on that particular Road.

M Lakshman said “we have given eight page report after a detailed study and field visit. We will also submit the report to District Minister S T Somashekar, PWD Minister C C Patil.”

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