Remote Ramechhap villages accessible again

Ramechhap, August 7

Transport service along the Khimti-Pharpu-Those road that had been disrupted since one month after flood and landslides swept away a bridge and damaged the road at multiple locations in the northern part of Ramechhap district, resumed today.

Due to transport obstruction, the area had been disconnected from the district headquarters Manthali.

The service resumed after Gokulganga and Umakunda rural municipalities took the initiative to repair the damaged road and reconstruct the bridge.

Almost one kilometre road section was damaged by landslides. Likewise, the Chhatiwane River had swept away the bridge over it along with the road on July 15.

Under the initiative of the rural municipalities, technicians from Division Road Office were called in for construction and repair works. Chairperson of Gokulganga Rural Municipality Khadga Bahadur Sunuwar said, “All vehicles including heavy ones can also ply the road soon.”

Two people were drowned and three others went missing and property worth Rs 9 crore was damaged in the disaster.