Landslide at Charkilo obstructs transportation along Narayangadh-Muglin road section

RATNANAGAR, CHITWAN: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall at Charkilo stretch of the Narayangadh-Muglin road section has blocked transportation since the wee hours of Wednesday.

According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, the landslide struck at night and the route remained partially open with vehicles using a single lane until 3 am, but the route shutdown completely at 4 am.

The local authorities have despatched dozers to remove the landslide debris, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Deepak Thapa at the DPO.

The obstruction has created a long queue of vehicles en route to Kathmandu and Pokhara from Chitwan and vice versa.

Two days before, a landslide in Kalikhola had obstructed vehicular movement for eight hours here.

The mudslides in the road section have become a common factor as the road is currently under expansion.

Two persons were killed a few months ago when a dry landslide struck the under construction road section.