13 national highways around the country were closed until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Department of Roads. One-way traffic is also available on 56 highways. On 35 highways, two-way traffic is also available.
After landslides in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-29, Setidobhan about 8 p.m. Friday night, traffic on the Narayangadh-Muglin road segment was once again disrupted.
Two JCV excavators have been mobilized since early this morning, according to District Police Office Chitwan Chief Om Prasad Adhikari, to remove the debris and rocks that have knocked traffic operations out of gear. He noted that if more heavy equipment is required to shatter the boulders, it may take longer to clear the road.
The two-way traffic that had been in place on the road stretch since 6 p.m. Wednesday has been obstructed once more. The rubble is still rolling down the road, according to reports. Due to traffic congestion, hundreds of vehicles have been stranded along the road segment.
Landslides obstruct Bhimdutta Highway
The Bhimdutta Highway, which connects Sudurpaschim Province’s seven hilly districts, has been blocked by landslides. Since 3 a.m. this morning, traffic operations along the route have come to a halt. According to residents, a landslide in Ganyapdhura rural municipality-1, Shahukharka, Dadeldhura, hindered highway traffic. Since early this morning, efforts have been made to clean the debris and reopen the route.
Prithvi Highway remains obstructed in Tanahun
The Prithvi highway has been impeded near Myagde rural municipality-4 in Tanahun due to continuous rain and ensuing flood. The route was hindered by a rain-caused flood, according to DSP Yubaraj Timilsena. Locals and police officers are collaborating to lower the water level in the swollen rivulet.