Narayangadh-Muglin road section caves in forcing one-way traffic operation

CHITWAN: One-way traffic is being operated along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section as the road near Gaighat has caved in.

The 30-metre long and seven-metre wide road surface, located at a distance of 17 kilometres from Chitwan, that started caving in on Tuesday has fallen in one metre deep this morning, according to Information Officer of Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Engineer Shiva Khanal. He said that a team of technicians has been called from Kathmandu to find the cause of the cave-in.

The road has collapsed up to the middle part, including two-metre unpaved road, opposite of hillside. The other half of the road along which one-way vehicular movement has been operated is also under the risk of caving in.

It has been assumed that the cave-in may have been caused by the watershed present on the wall of the roadside hill that drains through the road underground towards outlet in Trishuli River.

Moreover, the technicians have assumed that the cave-in may have occurred due to damage in the soil and rock anchoring, which was placed there in 2003.