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.
Meanwhile, landslides in Tanahun’s Rishing rural municipality have buried two buildings and damaged ten others due to persistent rain since Wednesday evening. According to the rural municipality administration, no human casualties have been reported so yet. Floods have also resulted in the loss of harvesting corn grown on 10 ropanis of land. Similarly, a landslide buried Tolnath Thapa’s residence in Rishing-4 ward.