KATHMANDU, July 12: The Department of Roads (DoR) has announced that bridges including those on Ganesh Khola, Dangdung Khola, Kheste Khola, and Pokhre Khola along the Naubise-Malekhu road section of the Prithvi Highway will be closed nightly from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM until July 24.

TANAHUN, July 12: Traffic on the Prithvi Highway that was disrupted due to a landslide at Ghansikuwa, Byas Municipality-12, has resumed after seven hours.

TANAHUN, July 12: Landslides that occurred following the heavy rain from last evening disrupted vehicular movement in different places of the Prithvi Highway in Tanahun district.

MUGLING, July 11: One-way traffic has resumed on the Prithvi Highway.

CHITWAN, July 11: The Prithvi Highway has been blocked due to a landslide near Mauwakhola.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Naubise-Malekhu road section along the Prithvi Highway will undergo nightly closures for 15 days starting today.

KATHMANDU, June 26: A huge section of the Prithvi Highway in Chauthe, Pokhara Metropolitan City-14, has been washed away due to heavy rains.

MUGLIN, June 17: The Prithvi Highway, which was blocked due to landslides, has been reopened.

MALEKHU, June 14: At least 20 people were injured when two vehicles coming from opposite directions collided this morning near Phisling bazaar along the Prithvi Highway. The health condition of five of the injured is critical, the District Traffic Police Office, Dhading, said.

TANAHUN, June 9: The Anbu Khaireni-Mugling road section under the Prithvi Highway will remain shut for traffic for four hours today. The road has been closed from 10:00 AM and will be closed till 1:00 PM to carry out landslide-control works near a dam located in Ambukhareni Municipality-4.

TANAHUN, May 18: The government has extended the deadline for expanding the eastern section of the Pokhara-Muglin road along the Prithvi Highway by five months. A Chinese construction company, China Communications Construction, has been undertaking the expansion work.

34 people injured in bus accident

November 4, 2023 15:00 pm

TANAHUN, Nov 4: At least 34 people were injured in a bus accident that took place this morning at Kamalbari of Vyas Municipality-12, Tanahun district, under the Prithvi Highway.

DHADING, Oct 11: In preparation for the upcoming festive season, multiple agencies have joined hands to facilitate safe and smooth travel on the Prithvi Highway.

Traffic resumes on Prithvi Highway

October 4, 2023 13:41 pm

DHANDING, Oct 4: The Prithvi Highway, which was blocked following the death of two school children in a truck-hit, has now been resumed.

Traffic resumes on Prithvi Highway

August 14, 2023 11:31 am

DAMAULI (TANAHU), Aug 14: The landslide-obstructed Mauri Bazaar section of Myagde-6, Tanahun, along the Prithvi Highway has reopened.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: One-way vehicular traffic along Prithivi Highway has come into operation after the broken road in Kantar of Byas Municipality-5 was repaired on Wednesday afternoon. The highway was completely blocked since 12:30 pm when the road was caved in.

POKHARA, July 10: Pokhara Metropolitan City has started to remove the structures built by encroaching upon the land on the roadsides from Pokhara to Bijayapur along the Prithvi Highway.

DAMAULI, June 5: Structures based in Bandipur rural municipality-1, Dumre in Tanahun are being demolished as part of the Prithvi highway expansion drive.

MALEKHU, May 2: One-way traffic has resumed on the Prithvi Highway from 10 AM today after 18 hours.

KASKI, April 9: A high-level team including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, inspected the ongoing expansion and upgrading works on the Prithvi Highway today. The highway connects Pokhara, the capital of Gandaki Province, to the federal capital, Kathmandu.

TANAHUN, Oct 7: The Prithvi Highway is blocked due to landslides at two places along the Tanahun section. Landslides occurred at Gunadi, Myagde Rural Municipality-1 at 2:40 AM and Ghansikuwa of Byas Municipality-12 at 6:30 AM. The landslides were triggered by rain since Wednesday.

DAMAULI, June 11: The Buddhisingh road, considered to be an alternative route to the Prithvi Highway, will be blacktopped. A bid for blacktopping 10 kilometers of the road from Damauli to Sudhe has been announced, according to the infrastructure development office, Tanahun. The road will link Damauli of Tanahu to Ghumaune of Chitwan.

DAMAULI, June 11: Heavy vehicles will not be allowed to ply the Aabu Khaireni-Mugling section of the Prithvi Highway for a few days.

TANAHUN, June 10: Vehicular movement along the Anbu Khaireni section of Prithvi Highway has been disrupted as the road collapsed following a heavy rain since last night. Almost 20 meters of road near Shankar in the highway has collapsed obstructing the two-way traffic, police said.

KATHMANDU, April 8: As many as 24 new bridges are to be constructed over various streams and rivers along the Nagdhunga-Mugling stretch of the Prithvi Highway. The bridges will be of two-lane width. This section of the highway is in the process of expansion and improvement. There are 27 bridges along this section at present.

DAMAULI, Jan 28: Trees along the right and left sides of the Tanahu section along the Prithvi Highway are being chopped down in a negligent manner under the Mugling-Pokhara road expansion drive.

DAMAULI, Oct 22: Around 7,000 trees are to be cut during the widening of the Mugling-Pokhara road section of the Prithvi Highway.

MUGLING, Sept 22: Traffic on the Prithvi Highway that was disrupted following a landslide at Ghoptebhir of Chitwan has resumed after 11 hours.

TANAHUN, July 1: Landslides that occurred following incessant rainfall since Tuesday evening have disrupted road traffic in different places of the Prithvi Highway.

Landslides obstruct Prithvi Highway

June 30, 2021 09:35 am

DAMAULI, June 30: Landslides triggered by incessant rainfall have disrupted the Prithvi Highway at Myagdi-based Tharpu in Tanahun district. The torrential rain caused landslides, throwing the vehicular movement at Myagde-4 out of gear since early morning today.

Prithvi highway disrupted again

July 24, 2020 12:50 pm

TANAHU, July 24: Damauli-Dumre road section along the Prithvi Highway has been disrupted again.

TANAHU, June 23: Vehicular movement along the Prithvi Highway has been obstructed since last night following dry landslides at Aina cliff of Abukhaireni Rural Municipality-2 of Tanahu district.


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DAMAULI, Feb 23: Twenty passengers were injured in the accident occurred at Byas municipality-12 of Tanahu district along the Prithvi Highway this morning.

DHADING, Oct 19: GMR Construction Nepal Pvt Ltd has completed the up-gradation of the Naubishe-Nagdhunga road section of the Prithvi Highway.

DAMAULI, Oct 10: A woman died and her husband and son were injured in a road mishap at Bandipur rural municipality-5 of Tanahun district along Prithvi highway.

DHADING, Aug 10: Seven passengers died when a bus coming to Kathmandu from Malangawa of Sarlahi plunged into the Trishuli River at Salanghat of Rorang Rural Municipality in Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Friday morning. Some 20 passengers are still missing after the accident. The bus (Na 6 Kha 4769) is said to have skidded 200 meters down the highway at around 3.30 am.

DHADING, Aug 9: The death toll in Dhading bus accident has climbed to five.

New bridge operated in Pokhara

July 13, 2019 11:37 am

KASKI, July 13: A bridge has been constructed over the Seti river at Narayanthan temple. It connects Ward number 3 and 11 of Pokhara Metropolitan City.

Prithvi Highway obstructed

July 12, 2019 15:05 pm

DHADING, July 12: The Prithvi Highway has been obstructed due to the landslide triggered by incessant rainfall since last night.

DHADING, July 1: Two persons died while 25 others were injured in a collision between a bus and two microvans at Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-7 of Dhading, along the Prithvi Highway on Sunday.

DHADING, June 27: Movement along the Prithvi Highway has been disrupted due to landslide since early this morning.

TANAHU, June 20: A cyclist Kamal BK, 21, of Dulegauda lost his life in an accident at Gachhepani on Sunday morning last week. The same day, Hum Bahadur Sapkota, 66, of Raipur died on the spot in another accident a few kilometers away from Gachhepani in the evening.

18 hurt in tanker-bus collision

June 9, 2019 16:44 pm

Chitwan, June 9: Eighteen people were injured in a collision between a tanker and bus at Chumlingtar of Ichhakamana-3 along the Prithvi Highway today.

CHITWAN, June 7: Vehicular movement has been obstructed along Muglin-Naubise road section of Prithvi highway due to landslide this morning.


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TANAHUN, April 8: The locals of Shuklagandaki Municipality-2, Haledi, obstructed the Gachhepani-Kotre road section of Prithvi Highway for an hour on Sunday demanding that the road section be immediately upgraded. Commuters, in heavy number, were affected for an hour due to the shut down.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Altogether nine individuals lost their lives in  road accidents  in Rukum (West), Rupandehi, Nawalparasi(East), Bara, Chitwan and Dhading districts.

The madal-makers of Dhading

November 5, 2018 04:30 am

DHADING, Nov 5: On any given day, Indra Bahadur Tamang of Thakre Rural Municipality-6 of Dhading is found busy carving madals (a Nepali hand drum) at his workshop. He worked in Katmandu for a year after receiving madal-making training in the capital for three months in 1980. Later, in 1982, he opened a small madal along the Prithvi Highway. Over time, he transformed the little shop into a factory and named it Indra Madal Baja Prashodhan Udyog.