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Slushy roads hassling travellers

Himalayan News Service
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Ramechhap, October 1

People travelling home for Dashain have been stranded midway due to muddy roads in Ramechhap.

Incessant rainfall for the past three days has made it hard for vehicles to ply the rural roads in the district. The sorry state of roads has prevented passengers from reaching their destinations. Commuters have been forced to walk.

Sher Bahadur Thapa, Judicial Committee member  of Likhutamakoshi Rural Municipality said rains had made it hard for vehicles plying the Halede-Dhobi road section as many got stuck in the muddy road for hours.

Maiya Sunuwar of Saipu at Likhutamakoshi said travelling to her birthplace for Dashain had become an ordeal. Another commuter Sita Karki of Okhaldhunga lamented she had to stay at a hotel as she could not reach home due to the bad road. She said her two kids had suffered the most.

Rains have destroyed most of the rural road networks. The slippery road had made the visit perilous, said Sher Bahadur Khadka. Manthali Municipality said it had launched work to clear the debris to enable vehicular movement.

A version of this article appears in print on October 02, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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