Two ferries carrying 200 people collide in Shivamogga; Passengers safe

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Two ferries carrying 200 people collide in Shivamogga; Passengers safe

Two ferries carrying 200 people collide in Shivamogga; Passengers safe

I K   ¦    Sep 11, 2019 03:12:10 PM (IST)

Two ferries carrying 200 people collide in Shivamogga; Passengers safe-1Shivamogga: Two ferries carrying around 200 people collided on the Kalasavalli to Ambaragodlu waterway route of Sharavati river, in Sagara taluk here on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported, while both the ferries have been damaged.

These ferries commute on the Tumari and Barangi routes of Sagara Taluks on the banks of Sharavathi river. The locals say that untrained and unskilled persons handle the ferry on this route, which has many passengers taking the service to reach to the famous pilgrimage centre Sri Singanduru Chowdeshwari.

Last year Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone to build a huge bridge across the river, which is still under progress.