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13 roads disrupted due to landslides, floods

2021 Jun 23, 21:37, Kathmandu
This image shows vehicular movement along Jayaprithvi Highway in Purchaudi Municipality-6 of Baitadi district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The highway that connects Baitadi's Khodpe with Bajhang's Chainpur was onstructed for two days after landslide occurred at Dolpamod. Photo: RSS

A total of 13 roads have been obstructed while 28 others have been partially obstructed due to the monsoon-induced floods and landslides in Nepal.

Among the 56 highways and roads where the traffic movement has been affected due to the natural disasters since the entry of monsoon, vehicles have begun plying on 15 roads, according to the Department of Road.

Dumre-Besisashar-Chame Road linking Manang and Lamjung districts often remain disrupted due to rain-triggered landslides. Similarly, the road along Ram Bazar in Lamjung, Arghale, Ghatte Khola and Chyamche section has been obstructed since June 15.

The Department said that the obstruction in the road section in Timang Chahara in Manang district has not been cleared off since the end of May. No vehicular movement has been recorded along the Arniko Highway since the Liping Bridge was swept away by the flood.

Efforts were underway to clear off the landslide debris along the Kodari and Dam Site section of Arniko Highway. Balde-Amkot road section along the Sanfebagar-Martadi-Kolti road has been obstructed since June 14.

Likewise, Galchhi-Trishuli-Bennawati section of the road in Rasuwa district has been blocked by landslide debris since June 15. One-way traffic has been resumed on some of the roads that were blocked by the landslides by removing the landslide debris.

Similarly, Rikhari Patal-Chipal Dunga-Tamail section of Khodpe-Chainpur road, Jure section of Arniko Highway have seen one-way traffic operation for some days, according to the Department. 

(With inputs from RSS)


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