Two-way traffic resumes in Gaindakot-based highway

KAWASWATI, September 2: Two-way traffic has resumed along the East-West Highway that was obstructed after the monsoon-induced flood took away a diversion in Gaindakot Municipality-23 of Nawalpur.  The highway that was disrupted since last Thursday has come into operation after seven days. The road traffic had come to a halt when a diversion constructed in course of the East-West Highway widening drive was taken away by a flood.  Though continuous efforts were made to bring back the highway to complete operation it was not materialized due to muddy surface with incessant rain.  Two way traffic has come to resumption through the newly-constructed diversion after the rainfall stops. Information Officer of District Traffic Police Office Padam Badu informed that the highway operation has resumed since Wednesday evening after carrying out necessary maintenance.

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Construction of 12 RCC bridges along Karnali highway completed

KARNALI, July 21: Construction of 12 RCC bridges along the Karnali highway (Surkhet-Jumla road section) has been completed in last fiscal year 2020/21.  According to the Road Division Office, Surkhet, the construction of these bridges started from 2016/17 completed in the last fiscal year. Passengers faced great deal of hardships since long in lack of RCC bridges at most of the places of Karnali highway.  Engineer at Road Division Office, Surkhet, under the Federal Road Supervision and Monitoring Office, Tularam Sharma, said that the construction of all bridges except of Tila khola (rivulet) were completed within January 13, 2021.  Construction of the bridge at Tila rivulet was completed on June, 2021 as contract for the construction was signed late.  Construction of the bridges at Kuwakhola, Kalekhola, Paltada, Kanegad, Guhegad, Dahikhola, Tilakhola, Chhidena khola, Sinja, Patale khola, Lumchadi and Matekhola have been completed. The bridges were constructed at a cost of Rs 424.54 million, according to the Office.  Meanwhile, the Karnali highway has been obstructed due to a landslide at Serighat, Khandachakra municipality-2 of Kalikot district. The landslide was triggered by incessant rain since Tuesday night. The Road Division Office has employed a dozer for removing the landslide debris from the highway. It is estimated that the highway would be opened for traffic until this evening. Similarly, a huge landslide triggered by the continuous rain has blocked the Karnali Corridor road at Regil of Sanni Tribeni rural municipality. The Karnali Corridor road runs from Kalikot to Humla alongside the Karnali river.

Sanfe-Martadi highway obstructed again

MARTADI, July 11: The Sanfe-Martadi highway has been obstructed again due to landslides triggered by heavy rainfall. The highway had just open a few days ago after being obstructed. Landslides have taken place in Balde, Omkot, Dwari and Olena of the highway. Efforts to clear the road have been hampered by continuous rainfall, said Police Inspector at the District Police Office, Bajura Dhandev Saud. The highway has been regularly affected by landslides since the beginning of the monsoon this year. Rainfall has been taking place here heavily since Friday. Traffic in the highway has been obstructed this morning, and we are working to remove the debris using an excavator and resume traffic, Chief District Officer Gopal Kumar Adhikari said.

Prithivi highway opens for one-way traffic

The Damauli-Jamune road section of the Prithivi highway in Tanahu has been opened for one-way traffic.

Traffic along Jayprithvi highway resumes

BAITADI, July 9: Traffic along Jayprithvi highway, obstructed from Thursday night due to landslide, has resumed.   The highway was obstructed due to landslide occurred at Dolyamod along Khodpe-Bajhang road section at 10:00 pm on Thursday.  Police Inspector Darshan Khadka said that traffic along the highway has resumed after the landslide debris was removed with the help of excavator.  The obstructed highway resumed after 14 hours. With the resumption of traffic, stranded vehicles following disruption of highway have moved towards their respective destinations, said police.

Narayangadh-Muglin road section sees traffic disruptions again

MUGLIN, July 8: The Narayangadh-Muglin road stretch has again witnessed traffic disruptions after landslides took place in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-29, Setidobhan at 8.00 pm last night.  According to District Police Office Chitwan Chief, Om Prasad Adhikari, two JCV excavators have been mobilized since early this morning to remove the debris with boulders that put the traffic operations out of gear. It may take further time to clear off the road if further heavy equipment are required to use for breaking the boulders, he added.  The two-way traffic that had come into operations on the road stretch since 6.00 pm Wednesday has again witnessed obstructions. As informed, the debris is still sliding on the road. Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded along the road section due to traffic disruptions.  Landslides obstruct Bhimdutta highway  Landslides have obstructed the Bhimdutta Highway that connects seven hilly districts of Sudurpaschim Province. Traffic operations have come to a grinding halt along the highway since 3.00 am this morning. Locals said the landslide occurred at Ganyapdhura rural municipality-1, Shahukharka of Dadeldhura disrupted the highway traffic. Efforts are on to clear off the debris since early this morning so as to resume the highway.  Prithvi highway remains obstructed in Tanahun  Owing to incessant rain and subsequent flood, the Prithvi highway has been obstructed at Myagde rural municipality-4 in Tanahun. DSP Yubaraj Timilsena informed the rain-triggered flood obstructed the highway. Police personnel and locals are working together to reduce the water level in the swollen rivulet.  Meanwhile, landslides triggered by incessant rain since Wednesday evening buried two houses and caused damages to 10 houses in Rishing rural municipality of Tanahun. No human casualties have been so far reported according to the rural municipality office. Floods have also caused loss to the harvesting maize cultivated in 10 ropanis of land. Likewise, landslide has buried a house of Rishing-4 ward member Tolnath Thapa.

One-way traffic resumes in BP Highway

BANEPA, July 4: The BP highway has been resumed for traffic after the obstruction due to floods in Mamti river in Roshi rural municipality was cleared. One-way traffic has been resumed at the joint initiative of police, the rural municipality, road project and locals. The road section in the border of ward nos 11 and 12 of the rural municipality remained closed since 12:00 midnight on Friday and resumed at 2:30 pm on Saturday, police inspector at Area Police Office, Mangaltar Sherkhar Khadka said. A dozer was used to clear the sludge gathered on the road and hence one-way traffic was resumed. A large number of vehicles and their passengers had remained stranded as a result.

One way traffic resumes along Butwal-Narayanghat section

NAWALPUR, July 2: The one way vehicular movement has come into operation from 9am today along the Butwal-Narayanghat section of the East-West Highway.  The traffic on this section of the highway was disrupted for 21 hours after diversions at Thumsi in Gaidakot were swept away by flood on Thursday morning following incessant rain occurred since Wednesday night.  The security personnel were continuously trying their best even to ensure a one-way traffic and got success late this morning after constructing new diversions at the disrupted points, said Area Police Post Gaindakot chief Laxmi Pandey. Pandey added that emergency vehicles and light vehicles were prioritized for their cross movements there. With the one way traffic operation, the road section is witnessing declining traffic pressure of late.

Karnali highway continues to remain obstructed

DULFU, June 20: The Karnali highway continues to remain obstructed since the past one week. The highway was closed for traffic after landslides at different parts of the Dailekh section of the road. The road has been covered with landslide debris in Siyala, Kitubhi, Dahikhola, Ghattekhola and other locations in Dailekh. As a result, vehicles remain stranded while passengers have been forced to travel by foot. Efforts are being made to open the road for traffic but it will take some time as landslides continue to take place with incessant rainfall, Chief District Officer Hari Pyakurel said. Many other rural roads in Dailekh have also been obstructed since the beginning of the monsoon. All the roads leading to the centre of 11 local levels in the district remain affected.  As a result, people are finding it hard especially to reach the sick ones to the hospitals.

Siddhartha highway obstructed

WAILING, June 13: he Siddhartha highway has been obstructed due to landslides triggered by heaving rainfall since yesterday. Landslide that took place at Bhalu pahad in Fedikhola rural municipality-2 of Syangja this morning has obstructed the highway, according to the District Police Office, Syangja.  As a result, the Pokhara-Syangja road section of the highways remains closed for traffic, DSP at the office Rajendra Prasad Adhikari said. Landslide continues to take place at the location since 6 this morning.  Though efforts are being made in coordination with the Department of Road to open the road, continuous rainfall has hampered it. Hence, it is likely to take some time before the road section is opened for traffic, Adhikari said.

Vegetable market blamed for highway traffic congestion

SARLAHI, Feb 10: The famous vegetable market of Lalbandi which has been extended to the East-West Highway has been blamed for increased traffic congestion and accidents on the highway. From the early morning to late evening, the highway seems full of vehicles carrying huge loads of vegetables. Unfortunately, that has increased traffic congestion on the highway.