Traffic obstruction hits students hard

Damauli, June 17

Disruption of vehicular movement due to landslide along the road section that leads to Kahnushivpur from Patan of Tanahun’s Byas municipality-7 has hit the local residents hard.

Head teacher Hem Paudel, of Parasar Lower Secondary School, said obstruction along the road had affected more than 100 students.

“Students coming from Hutungi, Daraigaun and Botegaun have been affected by obstruction caused by the landslide,” Paudel said.

Chairman of the school management committee Mandhwoj Thapa said the landslip had also obstructed vehicular movement along the Chapaghat-Patan road section.

The blocked road has hindered food supply to Kahunshivpur and Bhirkot.

The locals are forced to carry patients on their shoulders to Damauli Hospital due to obstruction caused by the landslide.

As many as 50 vehicles used to ply the road on a daily basis. Private schools have stopped using their vehicles to ferry students due to the landslip. Locals accused Byas Municipality Office of doing nothing to clear the landslide debris.

The municipality office, however, said the locals were yet to file an application with request to clear the landslide debris.