Traffic on Karnali highway resumes fully

Published On: October 25, 2022 01:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JUMLA, Oct 25: The Karnali Highway has fully come into operation after 20 days of disruption due to floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains at several places along the highway from October 5 to 10.  

This is the trunk road for the people of Karnali connecting to the other places in the country. The people have felt a sense of relief with the resumption of traffic on the highway. Around 40 kilometers of the highway was disrupted due to the flooding, mudslides and landslips. Forty kilometers out of the 104-kilometer section of the Highway from Dailekhola to Jumla had been completely obstructed. This section of the highway falls under the jurisdiction of the Jumla Road Division Office. 

The Road Division Office, Jumla, and the Nepali Army had been continuously working to open the 40-kilometer section of the highway. Chief of the Road Division Office, Jumla, Rajiv Shrestha said that more than 100 people were mobilized for opening the road. The Nepali Army, Nandabaks Battalion had mobilized a team of 50 personnel to reopen the road. This team had set up a camp at Ranchuli.


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