These ferries commute on the Tumari and Barangi routes of Sagara Taluks on the banks of Sharavathi river.
"Unskilled people are driving these ferries, I have complained to the concerned authorities but no action has been taken so far," said Tumari village head GT Sathyanarayana.
Kalsavalli-Ambaragodlu is an inline water route which connects submerged part of Sagara Taluk. A famous pilgrimage temple Sri Singanduru Chowdeshwari is also located here which attracts thousands of people every day.
Last year Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone to build a huge bridge across the river.