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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.