Precautions suggested on Narayangadh-Muglin road section

Chitwan, April 4

A day after two persons lost their lives and three others were injured in a dry landslide on the Narayangadh-Muglin road section, the concerned road project has advised caution to vehicle drivers operating along the road stretch.

“We are currently widening the road by cutting into hills and cliffs, which will make the road section very dangerous,” said project engineer of the Narayangadh-Muglin road construction project Shiva Khanal.

He added, “We ask all passing the stretch to be extremely cautious to avoid any kind of unexpected hurdle,”

“The Kalikhola-Muglin road is just 5.5 metres wide now, and it has to be widened to nine metres. For this, we have to cut the hill, which can cause dry landslides at anytime,” Khanal said.

Chief Engineer of the project Chandra Narayan Yadav asked commuters to be more careful at places where cliffs and hillsides have been recently cut.

He, however, said the project is doing all it can to make the road less risky.

The project has also asked vehicle operators, especially light vehicles, to use alternative routes.

Meanwhile, in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy, a meeting of the district disaster management committee of Chitwan today decided to ask the central disaster management committee to study the degree of danger on the road stretch.

The meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta also decided to urge the road project to do the needful to make the road less risky.


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