Seven settlements at high risk of landslides in Parbat
September 17, 2020 02:29 PM NPT
PARBAT, Sept 17: A total of seven settlements in Phalewas Municipality in the district are at high risk of landslides. The local authorities have recommended shifting the settlements to safer zones after geographical assessment.
The Disaster Management Committee under the municipality has recommended to the provincial and federal governments to relocate these settlements to safer zones.
According to Mayor Padam Pani Sharma, about 100 families in these settlements are at high risk of landslides. He added that the area has become fragile due to continuous rainfall for the past few days, posing a threat of landslide any time.
The settlements at risk are Mudkuwa Churi of Ward 4, Phalla of Ward 10, Dardare of Ward 2, Purkot and Rukdi of Ward 3 and Rahale of Ward 6 in the municipality.
Mayor Sharma added that the risk of possible landslide has been created due to haphazard construction of roads. The municipality is studying the possible alternative to be adopted soon, Sharma said.