CHITWAN — Vehicular movement along Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been disrupted since early Tuesday morning after landslides occurred at various places.
The rain-triggered landslides have occurred at more than 16 places including the massive ones at Jalbire and Charkilo, obstructing the transportation since 1:30 am today, according to the Chitwan District Police Office.
The landslide also took place in Kalikhola and Jalbire of Ichhakamana rural municipality-6
No human casualties have been reported.
It would take about 8 to 10 hours to resume the traffic after removing the piles of landslide debris from the road,according to Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Engineer Shiva Khanal. The clearing of road would be undertaken once the rain stops, Khanal said.
Thousands of passengers are stranded as hundreds of vehicles en route to Kathmandu and Pokhara have been stopped at Ramnagar, Chitwan while the vehicles from Kathmandu and Pokhara towards Chitwan have been stopped at Muglin.
Mahanawami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Mahanawami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain, is being observed throughout the country.
Since early morning, a large number of devotees visit the temples of goddesses Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Durga Bhagawati.
On this day, prayers are offered and Durga Saptasati recited at the Shaktipeeths.
Chicken, ducks, goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed and vegetarians offer coconuts, radish, bottle-gourds, etc in the place of animals.
Thousands of people worship at the Taleju Bhawani temple at Hanumandhoka which is opened once a year on the day of Mahanawami.Follow @gorkhapost