Flooding blocks East-West highway, efforts underway to open one-way traffic

Published On: May 28, 2024 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NAWALPUR, May 28:The East-West Highway, mainly the Narayanghat-Butwal section, has been blocked due to flooding in Nawalparasi (Bardaghat-Sustapur).

Heavy rains triggered flooding at 2 AM on Monday, leading to the closure of the highway in both directions near the forest of Gaindakot-9 Thumsi.

Information Officer Deputy Superintendent of Police Bed Bahadur Paudel at the District Police Office in Nawalparasi (Bardaghat-Sustapur) reported that the highway became impassable due to the flooded under-construction road. Efforts are currently underway to remove a truck that is stuck on the blocked road.

In a related incident, eight passengers sustained minor injuries when a bus (Lu 1 Kha 8513) traveling from west to east braked suddenly on the damaged road. Deputy Superintendent Paudel explained that the bus stopped abruptly, causing a collision with another bus, leading to the injuries.

Despite the flooding, authorities are working to open the road for one-way traffic.

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