Nighttime vehicular movement restricted in Kaligandaki corridor

Published On: September 15, 2023 01:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

TRIVENI (NAWALPARASI): Sept 15: Police have restricted nighttime vehicular movement along the Kaligandaki corridor in Nawalparasi (Bardaghat-Susta-East).

The restriction has been imposed due to the ongoing construction in the corridor.

According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the District Police Office, Nawalpur, Bed Bahadur Poudel, the nighttime vehicular movement has been restricted considering the high risk of accidents in the corridor construction areas.

The Kaligandaki corridor is around 87 kilometers long in Nawalpur. DSP Poudel said a ban on vehicular movement during nighttime has been imposed to minimize risks. As mobile connectivity was a big problem in almost half of the corridor section, it was difficult to carry out rescue works if an accident took place, he added.

"The corridor is under construction. It has increased accident risks. Rescue has been a big issue in the night time here," he further shared.

DSP Poudel said they were coordinating with Nepal Telecom in regard to the installation of a mobile tower in the areas having less access to communication.

Vehicular movement will be allowed after establishing access to communications and completing the construction of the corridor, he said.

Almost 80 percent of the under-construction Nawalpur section of the Kaligandaki corridor has been completed.

Small vehicles were being operated along the Kaligandaki corridor from Nawalpur to other mountainous districts.



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