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Narayangadh-Muglin road caves in

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section caved in near Gaighat in Chitwan on Wednesday forcing one-way vehicular movement along the road secrion.

According to Information Officer of Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Engineer Shiva Khanal, the 30-metre long and seven-metre wide road surface, located at a distance of 17 kilometres from Chitwan, that started caving in on Tuesday has fallen in one metre deep this morning.

The road section has collapsed up to the middle part, including two-metre unpaved road, opposite of hillside, he said. A huge landslide occurred in the area on Tuesday evening, resulting in the cave-in.

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He said that a team of technicians has been called from Kathmandu to find out the cause of the cave-in.

The other half of the road along which one-way vehicular movement has been operated is also under the risk of caving in.

It is assumed that the cave-in may have occurred due to damage in the soil and rock anchoring, which was placed there in 2003.

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Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been obstructed following a landslide in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6 of Chitwan district, on early Thursday morning.

The road section has been obstructed following a landslide at Tope Khola on the Narayangadh-Mugling section of the highway, the District Police Office Chitwan said.

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According to police it will take five to eight hours to remove the landslide debris. Landslides are frequent on this section of the highway whenever it rains as the hill slopes on the road side have been scraped in course of the road widening works.

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