CHITWAN — Multiple landslides along the bustling Narayangadh-Muglin road section in Chitwan district have obstructed the vehicular movement since Sunday night.
Many vehicles have stuck halfway along different segments of the road because of the obstruction. The vehicular movement from Chitwan to Kathmandu and Pokhara has come to a grinding halt. Around 7,000 vehicles pass through this section of the highway on a daily basis.
The landslides struck at Seti Dovan locality including two other areas shutting down the highway, said District Police Office, Chitwan.
Landslides at other places including Jalbire, Kerabari, Bhaludhunga and Gaighat had blocked the traffic by then.
The police teams with excavators and loaders are being mobilized to remove the landslide debris with help of dozers and loaders as torrential rainfall continues to aggravate the problem. The possibility of more landslides on the road stretch looms larger than ever.
The road section is currently under construction due to which landslides have become a common scene.
The road had remained shut for at least six hours on Sunday morning due to multiple landslides.Follow @gorkhapost
2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold
RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.
Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.
The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.
According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.
It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.Follow @gorkhapost