Traffic congestion on Jogbani border as Mirgunj Bridge sustains damages
October 26, 2017 03:00 PM NPT
By: Ajit Tiwari
BIRATNAGAR, Oct 26: A traffic congestion along the diversion road near Jogbani border has increased after the vehicular movement was banned to pass through the Mirgunj Bridge.
A long line of cargo trucks can be seen between Salt Trading and Custom Yard after the Tihar festival.
The local administration has banned the movement of trucks carrying over 20 tons to pass through the Mirgunj bridge after it sustained damages on the Jogbani border.
The floods that occurred in the first week of August had damaged Mirgunj Bridge, thereby hitting the vehicular movement through the eastern checkpoint, Biratnagar Custom Office Chief Mimansh Adhikari told Republica Online.
Adhikari said a letter has been sent to the Department of Customs, Ministry of Finance, and Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to resume the operation of Mirgunj Bridge.