DOTI, July 18: The road from the district headquarters Silgadhi to Bajhang has been obstructed due to landslides triggered by heavy rainfall for the past three days. The road passing via Kalena, Machintola, Dallek and Mellek remains closed for traffic after a landslide occurred at a place called Chisapani of Silgadhi.
As a result, travelers have suffered while transportation of essential goods to the villages as well as of the sick to the district hospital has been affected, said local of Silgadhi Municipality-9, Man Bahadur Saud.
Furthermore, the landslides in Chisapani have also damaged water supply pipes at the source of drinking water. As a result, Silgadhi has been facing a water crisis for the past three days. Though workers have been mobilized to repair the damaged pipes, it has not been possible due to landslides at multiple locations, said chair of the Silgadhi drinking water users committee, Ram Chandra Dhami.
As rainfall continues, the lack of efforts by the authorities concerned to clear the road for traffic has agitated the people in the area, said Pahal Singh Saud, a local resident.