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Bridge over Arunkhola caves in, vehicles banned

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Nawalpur, August 14

Heavy vehicles have been banned from plying the bridge over Arunkhola as it caved in after a truck hit the bridge along the East-West Highway at Madhyabindu Municipality in Nawalpur today.

Heavy vehicles were banned after around 10 metres of the bridge was severely damaged and some two metres of the bridge caved in early this morning.

Inspector Rajendra Adhikari at Nawalpur District Police Office said that heavy vehicles were banned from plying the bridge following the incident. He said the truck had hit the iron railing of the bridge. Adhikari said it was very difficult to operate heavy vehicles without assessing the damage done to the bridge.

Meanwhile, Police have made necessary arrangement to continue vehicular movement along the highway.

According to Nawalpur District Police Office, heavy vehicles have started using an alternative road one kilometre to the north of the bridge.

Inspector Adhikari said information had been disseminated to Chitwan Police and Butwal Police to operate vehicular movement using the alternative route as there was no possibility for bringing the bridge into operation.


A version of this article appears in print on August 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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