LAMJUNG: The vehicular movement along the Besishar-Chame road section has been halted due to landslide at Arghalebesi in Lamjung Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-3 in Lamjung district.

After the landslide, the road connectivity with Manang district have been disconnected since yesterday morning.

Chairperson of the Marsyangdi Rural Municipality Arjun Gurung said vehicular movement would be halted for couple of days as boulders of landslide with huge stone had blocked the road.

He further said up to 40 metres of rock have cascaded onto the road.

Khudi Police Post in-charge Sub Inspector Nawaraj Bhattarai said vehicles plying via Rambazaar, Syange in Lamjung to Manang district have been stranded on the road. "It will take at least couple of days to clear landslide debris as rocks are too big in size,".

Vice Chairman of Marsyangdi Rural Municipality Hom Bahadur BK said landslide swept away walking trails and people have been taking risks while walking in the area.

Meanwhile, Road Division Office Damauli field engineer Gautam Kumar Shrestha said preparations are underway to open the blocked road and traffic would resume by Tuesday.

He further said an excavator will be used in coordination with the local administration as JCV failed to clear the landslide debris and crack huge stones.

Acting Chief District Officer Tirtha Bahadur Adhikari has urged the chief of Road Division Office to open the road in earliest.

"Its been more than two decades the track was opened to connect Chame, district headquarters of Manag, however, the road has not been upgraded where the locals are compelled to make a perilous journey along the road," locals lamented.

Meanwhile, vehicles would take at least 8 hours drive along the 65 km road from Besisahar of Lamjung district to reach Chame in Manang district.