Biratnagar, July 11
Bazaar areas and public roads have been inundated due to incessant rainfall for the past three days in Biratnagar metropolis.
Houses in the bazaar area that lack proper drainage system were flooded. The main bazaar areas, Himalaya Road, Rangeli Road, Devkota Chowk, Hospital Chowk, Banjara Chowk, Pichara, Bakhali, Daraiya, among other places, were inundated.
Road widening work and drainage construction were under way under the Regional Urban Development Project in Biratnagar.
The problem occurred because the metropolis could not complete the construction works within the stipulated time. Almost all the roads are covered with rainwater as there is no proper outlet.
Pedestrians and vehicles are facing the problems. Koshi Zonal Hospital was also inundated due to lack of outlet.
The Chief Minister Province League scheduled to be held in Biratnagar was shifted to Dharan as rain played spoilsport. The programme was set to be inaugurated in Biratnagar-based Sahid Stadium today.
Coordinator as well as Spokesperson for All Nepal Football Association Kiran Rai said the programme was shifted to Dharan after the stadium was inundated. Bazaar areas in Biratnagar metropolis were also inundated two years ago.
Biratnagar metropolis Mayor Bhim Parajuli said the bazaar areas got inundated during the rainy season as construction works were being carried out in the areas. He informed that the blockages were cleared by using an excavator.
A version of this article appears in print on July 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.