Narayangadh-Muglin road section at high risk of landslides

CHITWAN: With the onset of monsoon, three areas along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section are at high risk of landslides, authorities informed.

Bhalu-Dhunga, Char Kilo and Tope Khola were identified as regions under risk of landslides. However, at present, the contractors who were hired to build barriers along the risky areas are unable to carry out prevention works as rain has loosened the soil in those areas making it impossible to carry out the works.

According to Project Chief, Rohit Kumar Bisural, the road section where barriers were built are safe from landslides. But the aforementioned regions could not be included in the project as rain has loosened the soil in those areas, Bisural informed.

Landslide prevention works are in the final stages as works along 22 out of total 25 landslide-prone areas have concluded, Engineer Gyanendra Ghimire said.

According to Ghimire, the contractors have adopted measures like rock bolting, rock netting, slope trimming, fence drain among others in 22 landslide-prone areas which have not witnessed a landslide following completion of the works.

However, commuters travelling along the road section will face hassles until monsoon ends allowing the contractors to resume works in the remaining areas.