The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) line passes through 16 tunnels, 250 bridges and 208 serpentine curves on the route and the painful slowness of the train can be gauged from the fact that 46km is covered in five hours.
As per preliminary reports, the driver lost control of the vehicle while navigating the ninth hairpin bend along the Mettupalayam-Coonoor road.
Led by the Baduka Community, the villagers participate en masse in the agitation.
The event is on till May 23, traffic controls are on till May 31.
The hugely popular Ooty flower show is churning out its 125th edition this year and it will be held at the Government Botanical Garden from May 19 to 23.
The distance from Ooty to Emerald Dam is a little more than 18 kms, via MDR 1071.
ASI TG Babu was suspended from service when the news came to light.
Manjur is 34km away from Ooty.
Coonoor, the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, is a place of great natural and man-made beauty.
The journey will get into a ‘trip mode’ as the bus winds its way up through the Nadukani ghat road.