Passengers hit as BP Highway remains unrepaired (photo feature)
March 3, 2017 08:29 PM NPT
SINDHULI, Feb 21: The transportation system has been hit after the Dhulikhel-Sindhuli-Bardibas road section of the BP Highway has remained unrepaired even after 13 days.
The vehicles are still using a diversion to cross the damaged road section.
About 45 meters of the highway stretch near Nepantar Danda in Shitalpati caved in and fell into the Sunkoshi River Sunday night, bringing transportation along the Dhulikhel-Sinduli-Bardibas stretch to a grinding halt.
The road section of BP Highway in Shitalpati of Sindhuli district had collapsed on February 19.
Poor maintenance and weak construction of the highway have been blamed for the collapse.
BP Highway had been constructed with financial assistance from the government of Japan at the cost of about Rs 21.5 billion.