Myagdi, April 18
The Beni-Jomsom road, the only road to Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists in Mustang, is closed for five hours a day since Monday again. It will be in effect until May 3.
The transport service has been put on hold every day for the prevention of landslides at the Rupse fall area in Annapurna rural municipality-3 of Myagdi, the construction of a Bailey bridge and the expansion of the road network.
Myagdi Chief District Officer Tulsiram Poudel says the vehicular movement has been halted from 6:00 to 9:00 am and 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Earlier, transport service was brought to a halt in the Rupse section same time from March 17 to 28.
The road project says traffic operation has been disrupted along the road section as it was riskier to continue with the road, bridge construction and landslide prevention works in the narrowed space.
The vehicles en route to Mustang from Myagdi and vice versa should cross the Rupse road section before the closure of the traffic service.
However, the administration says it would arrange for the smooth movement of ambulances and vehicles for most-essential services and goods on the road to Muktinath.
The Kaligandaki corridor-Beni-Jomsom-Korala road project, a national pride project, has advanced with road up-gradation, expansion and blacktopping in different sections.