Landslides obstruct Narayangadh-Muglin road section in Chitwan

KATHMANDU: Vehicular movement along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been halted following landslides at Tope Khola and Kali Khola in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6 of Chitwan district today.

The landslides occurred at Tope Khola between Charkilo and PanchKilo, and Kali Khola, at around 5:30 am and 8:30 am respectively, blocking the road, according to police.

According to Narayangadh-Muglin road project engineer Shiva Khanal, it might take four to five hours to clear the landslide debris completely from the road surface. The road may come in full operation after 5:00 pm today, the engineer said.

Meanwhile, it is being arranged to open a one-way traffic movement by 1:00 pm as hundreds of passengers, commuters to and from Tarai, Kathmandu and Pokhara are stranded in the vehicular obstruction.

It is reported that the mudslides are still taking place amidst showers at present.

Road obstruction due to landslides in hilly regions during monsoon season is common in Nepal.