Monsoon-triggered landslides obstruct 28 roads across country

Published On: September 26, 2022 06:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Six roads have been completely disrupted and 22 others partially obstructed across the country due to monsoon-triggered landslides. 

The obstructed roads include Sanphebagar-Martadi-Kolti road, Balaju-Trishuli-Dhunche-Syaphrubensi road, Siddhartha Highway, Dumre-Besisahar road, Karnali Highway, Surkhet Tallo Dungeshwari-Dullu road and Pipalkoti-Kulalu-Manma-Nagma-Jumla road.

One-way traffic has been allowed in the 22 partially obstructed roads including Koshi Highway, Prithvi Highway, Pushpalal Mid-Hill Highway, Siddhartha Highway, Araniko Highway and Bheri Corridor, while repair of the completely obstructed roads is underway, according to the government officials. 

Loaders and excavators have been deployed to remove debris, and discussions with local people were underway to create diversions, according to the Division Road Office, Sanfebagar. 

At least 145 of the obstructed roads this year due to rain-induced incidents have resumed completely, said the Department of Roads, adding that workforces and required equipment had been mobilized to reopen the obstructed roads.


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