Vehicular movement along BP Highway resumed after fully fledged repair

SINDHULIMADI: Vehicular movement, which had been disrupted following a cave-in on stretch of the Khurkot-Nepalthok road section of BP Highway on February 19, has resumed from today.

The vehicles were allowed to ply through the bypass only for a limited time — 6:oo am to 6:00 pm — in view of the bottleneck at the bypass road.

The road section of the highway in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-6 caved in around four months ago, resulting into the dry landslide that swept away 37 metres from the road.

The Dhulikhel-Sindhuli-Bardibas Road Project had built one way permanent track to resume the vehicular movement along the highway after the landslide. However, this one way track was causing traffic congestion for two hours on daily basis putting passengers to inconvenience.

The Road has been reconstructed using Geotech and Gabion technologies, informed the Road division Engineer Ramesh Acharya.

Geotech is the first technology which Japanese engineers used to construct road along the BP Highway.

Earlier, Nepal Government had put out the tender of Rs 30 million for the reconstruction of the damaged road.