Transportation service has come into operation after four months along the Sanphe-Martadi road section at Balde of Bajura. The road section was obstructed due to landslides in the beginning of June.

Chief District Officer Gopal Kumar Adhikari said the long obstructed road section from Balde to Dawari has come into operation after clearing the landslide debris. He said that the road was repaired a week ago and brought into operation from Tuesday evening. He said that the landslides damaged around five kilometres road along the road section. CDO Adhikari said that it was very difficult to bring the road section into operation despite many attempts due to continuous mud slips. He added that the obstructed road was brought into operation from both sides with the end of the monsoon. "Excavators were used to clear the road," he added.

The locals can now reach Martadi easily with the operation of the road. CDO Adhikari said that the mudslip is still falling in some places. According to the administration, direction was given to the road division to keep the equipment on standby as an unfortunate incident might happen at any time.

Adhikari said it has become easy to supply the materials for the festivals as the festive season is around the corner. The road section in rural areas will also come into operation soon.

Gorakh Bahadur Aaide, a local, said that people would find it easy to buy things with the operation of the road.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 30 2021, of The Himalayan Times.