DAO holds heavy vehicles amid fear of bridge collapse at Rasuwagadi border
July 28, 2018 09:25 AM NPT
Photo: Him Nath Devkota
RASUWA, July 28: The District Administration Office, Rasuwa has prohibited movement of transport trucks exceeding locad capacity of five tonnes towards Rasuwagadi. The prohibitory order was put in place from yesterday after a bridge at Ghatte River at Gosaikunda rural municipality-2 suffered damage by landslide.
The order aims to reduce accident risks, according to the DAO. The landslide of Wednesday evening had obstructed vehiclular movement until yesterday afternoon. The trucks which were en route to Kerung have been kept on hold at Dhunche and Syafrubesi, according to Krishna Paudel, District Administration Officer. “When we operate heavy vehicles, there’s high chances that the bridge might collapse. Hence, we’ve issued prohibitory order for the time being,” he said.
A team of engineers from the Division Road Office have been deployed to assess the bridge. Water has already washed around three meters of foundation, according to Niraj Shakya, chief of Division Road Office. Based on the findings of the engineers, the DAO would review its current decision, and if required, repair or reconstruct the damaged portion.