Shiradi Ghat closed after LPG tanker topples

9:41 AM, Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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shiradi-ghatMangaluru: After a bullet tanker toppled and started leaking LPG on National Highway 75 near Gundya on Wednesday afternoon, the police banned vehicular movement via Shiradi Ghat till Thursday morning.

The tanker was on its way from Mangaluru towards Bengaluru when it toppled near Kodyakallu near Gundya after the driver lost control of the vehicle. As LPG began leaking in small quantity, the police immediately cordoned off the area even as Fire and Emergency Services personnel took precautionary measures.

In a communiqué here, Superintendent of Police C.H. Sudheer Kumar Reddy said that vehicles may use alternative routes, either through the Charmadi Ghat or the Sampaje Ghat till Thursday morning, when LPG is likely to get emptied from the tanker.

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