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Landslips obstruct Narayangadh-Muglin road

Tilak Ram Rimal
Panch Kilo landslide, Narayangadh-Muglin road section

A view of a landslide that obstructed vehicular movement along Narayangadh-Muglin road section, at Panch Kilo in Chitwan district, on Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo: Tilak Ram Rimal/THT

Chitwan, July 1

Vehicular movement along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section in Chitwan was disrupted throughout the day today due to landslides triggered by the incessant rainfall since Thursday night.

One way traffic was cleared and stranded vehicles were sent to their destinations after removing the landslide debris from this evening. Massive landslides had disrupted the road at four places while small landslips along the road have become common.

Engineer Shiva Khanal of Narayangadh-Mugling Road Project said Charkilo, Panchkilo, Jalbire and Bhaludhunga had witnessed big mudslides.

“The incessant downpour has triggered continuous landslips,” Khanal said, adding, “One way traffic has resumed with removal of the landslide debris since this evening.” The dozer drivers trying to remove the landslide debris are at high risk due to continuous landslips, Khanal said.

Though the debris was cleared by 9:00 am today, other small landslides blocked the road again after 9:00 am. Vehicles have been requested to use alternative routes due to landslides at different places, according to Khanal.

Meanwhile, Madi area of Bharatpur-Madi-Thori postal road was disrupted after the water level in local streams soared due to continuous rainfall.

Inspector Dipak Karki at Madi Area Police Office said the swollen Chitaikhola River had flooded the road while water level had also increased at Riu, Bandarmudhe and Mugekhola rivers.

Karki said no human casualty was reported though floodwater has gushed into arable land at many places.

A version of this article appears in print on July 02, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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