Rain-induced disasters damage physical infrastructure worth Rs 1.30 billion

Published On: October 23, 2021 06:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, OCT 23: The country’s physical infrastructures including roads and bridges have sustained an estimated damage worth Rs 1.30 billion due to the recent floods and landslides that occurred following incessant rains.

According to the Department of Roads (DoR), the damages to roads have been estimated at Rs 250 million while the damage caused to bridges across the country is worth Rs 1.05 billion, according to preliminary estimation. As of Thursday, roads at 17 locations of five highways were disrupted by the disasters.

DoR officials said that traffic along road segments at seven different locations is yet to resume while the many roads have been repaired and traffic has resumed there. Likewise, a total of 15 bridges have been wrecked fully or partially by the natural disasters.


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