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Parbat-Baglung road obstructed for 6 days

A landslide blocks a road after monsoon rains, in July 2020.

Parbat, July 13

The Parbat-Baglung section of the Mid-Hill Highway has been obstructed due to massive landslides at several points for six days.

The landslides that occurred in the area between Armadi and Nayapul of Kusma municipality in the Parbat district on July 8 obstructed the roadway.

Although Lama Construction has kept on efforts to clear the debris, there are boulders impeding the progress, it has been learned. As an excavator could not split the rocks, the District Administration Office took the help of the Nepal Army to use explosives to break the rocks but in vain. The Nepal Army’s Kebaljung Company made an explosion two times on Monday, but the rock did not break.

Krishna Khadka, the chief of the District Traffic Police Office, informs that the army would continue its efforts to break the huge rock on Tuesday too.

Even the torrential rainfall has impeded the works. He, however, says if the rainfall declines, one-way traffic could be opened by Tuesday evening.

Hundreds of vehicles ply the road daily. It is one of the busy roads linked to Pokhara city as well.

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