State Highway 88 (Karnataka)

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Indian State Highway 88
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State Highway 88
Route information
Maintained by Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited[1]
Length: 220 km (140 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Mysore
West end: Bantwal
Location
Districts: Mysore, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada
Primary
destinations:
Hunsur, Periyapatna, Bylakuppe, Kushalanagar, Madikeri, Sulya, Puttur
Highway system

State Highway 88 is a state highway connecting Mysore and Bantwal in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It has a total length of 220 kilometres (140 mi).[2] It connects Mysore with the hill station of Madikeri and the port city of Mangalore.[3] The road is also used as an alternate route to connect Mysore to Northern Kerala via Hunsur, Gonikoppa and Kutta.[4] In 2010, the Karnataka Police deployed police vehicles to ensure safety on the highway.[5] The road is maintained by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited.[6][7]

2013 damage[edit]

In August 2013, the district administration had closed down the road after water seepage from incessant rainfall had caused huge cracks to develop on the road.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pinto, Stanley (January 12, 2011). "Get ready for a bumpy ride". Mangalore: Times of India. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Details Of State Highways". Karnataka PWD. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  3. ^ "WIDENING & IMPROVEMENTS TO MYSORE BANTWAL ROAD (SH 88)". KRDCL. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Kerala urged to support night traffic ban through Bandipur". Mysore. The Hindu. Jul 4, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Police to enforce ‘responsible driving' for accident-free journey on highways". Mysore: The Hindu. Dec 24, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  6. ^ "Madikeri - Kushalnagar highway opens for public". Kushalanagar. Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  7. ^ "KRDCL says Mani-Sampaje road will be ready by the end of May". Mangalore. The Hindu. February 8, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  8. ^ "Traffic grounded on M'lore-Mysore highway as cracks on road widen". Mangalore/Madikeri. Deccan Herald. August 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  9. ^ "Road cracks hit traffic". Mangalore. The Hindu. August 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-07.