As a result, traffic on the Mangaluru -Udupi route was affected for some time, but the issue was later resolved by Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) workers.
He told reporters that stormwater drains are blocked at many places, but the city corporation is yet to take measures.
The road was later opened in the afternoon when the rain receded.Prominent pilgrimage centres like the Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple and Dharmastala Manjunatha Temple, witnessed low footfalls due to heavy rain.
The train is scheduled to reach Mangaluru Central at 2am on Saturday, and after attaching the link train (train 16524) coming from Karwar, is scheduled to leave for Bengaluru on its regular route.
“I have spoken to deputy commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil and sought a permanent solution for the flooding issue at Kottara Chowki.