Roads in Dolakha and Sindhupalchok at high risk of landslides

CHARIKOT: Many roads in Dolakha and Sindhupalchok are reported to be at risk of being blocked or swept away by landslides triggered by incessant rainfall since the past few days.

The 55-kilometer road section of the Araniko Highway leading to Kodari from Bandeu of Sindhupalchok is at high risk of landslips, the Division Road Office in Dolakha said.

Hills above the road had suffered cracks in the earthquake and there is likelihood of severe landslides, said chief of the Office Kamlesh Kumar Karna. There is also risk of indundation by the Bhotekoshi River, he said.

The 92-kilometer-long Pushpa Lal Highway from Lamosanghu of Sindhupalchok to Miltikhola of Dolakha is also in danger of being blocked by landslides.

Road sections in Bocha, Charnawati and Sakhine and in Bhirkot are at risk of landslides, said engineer at the Office Subaraj Neupane.