Traffic to resume on Narayangadh-Muglin road section

Chitwan, June 6

The Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project today said vehicular movement along Chitwan’s Narayangadh-Muglin road section would not be disrupted from June 15.

For the past four months, traffic movement along the road section has been halted from 11:00am to 3:00pm for expansion of the road.

Engineer Shiv Khanal of the project said his office had decided to resume traffic movement in the road section as the workload was reduced till Chhath festival for various reasons.

Passengers are having a tough time due to obstruction of vehicular movement for four hours every day.

According to Khanal, the 17-kilometre road section from Narayangadh to Gaighat, 22-kilomtere section up to Ghumaune, 27-kilometre up to Jalbire and 33-kilometre up to Kalikhola were at high risk of landslides.

The Narayangadh-Muglin road section is a major gateway to Kathmandu and Pokhara. According to traffic police, as many as 7,300 vehicles ply along the road every day.

The deadline to complete the road project was extended by 15 months due to last year’s devastating earthquake and blockade at various Nepal-India border points.

The extended deadline for finishing the road expansion has been set for August next year.