CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section from Jalbire to Kalilkhola has shutdown following landslides at multiple locations from early this morning.
According to Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project engineer Shiva Khanal, the landslides occurred at 4:30 am blocking the highway.
A total of seven landslides struck within the five km road stretch from Jalbire to Kalikhola. A huge landslide has struck the Jalbire section which lies at a distance of 32 km from Narayangadh, Khanal said.
The road will remain shut for at least two hours due to the time consuming work of removing the debris.
The road is currently being expanded by trimming down the hillsides. The area is witnessing repeated landslides as the slopes have been deformed due to the construction work.
The incoming stream of traffic at both the side of the highway is on hold due to the obstruction.
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.