Traffic resumes on Kathmandu-Hetauda road after 10 days

Kathmandu, July 21

Traffic has resumed on the Kathmandu-Hetauda road, 10 days after the key highway was obstructed by multiple landslides, authorities said on Sunday.

Vehicular movement on the the Hetaunda- Kulekhani-Phakhel-Kathmandu road, which is the shortest route linking the Tarai to the capital, resumed this morning.

Traffic movement had been halted for 10 days to clear debris debris left by multiple landslides in the area triggered by incessant monsoon rain. A major landslide near the Mahalaxmi River at Indrasarobar Rural Municipality and other other landslides on the road posed severe risk for passengers during the rainy season.

The risk of more landslides is still there as rain continues, said Chief District Officer Asman Tamang. “We have taken precautions towards that end. Some heavy equipment are on standby incase of landslides in the area.”

During the 10 days the road was closed, passengers had to use the Tribhuvan Highway, a relatively longer route to the Tarai.

Published on July 21st, Sunday, 2019 4:34 PM

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