Forty-one houses are at high risk of landslide in Bhimad bazaar of Tanahun.

The danger of landslide due to erosion by the Seti River has putt those houses at high risk. It is learnt that houses in Kumarchowk located at Bhimad bazaar are facing great risk.

Bhimad Municipality Chief Administrative Officer Thaman Singh Thapa said that 41 houses were at high risk of landslip. "It takes more than 200 million rupees to control the landslide.

The municipality cannot collect resources from its internal source. Thus, we have sought assistance from the federal and province governments," said Thapa.

According to Thapa, the municipality has allocated Rs 0.5 million to prepare the Detailed Project Report for landslide control.

Residents at Bhimad bazaar say that only a retaining wall can save the bazaar.

Last year, the province government allocated Rs 10 million, but tender could not be issued due to COVID restrictions.

Ward 6 Chair Shyam Sundar Joshi said that the future of Bhimad bazaar was uncertain as the federal and province governments had turned a blind eye to the problem of erosion caused by the Seti.

The then Bhimad VDC chair Kajiman Shrestha urged the federal government to provide budget to save Bhimad bazaar.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 14 2021, of The Himalayan Times.