• 2 August, 2020 11:12 am

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Karnali highway obstructed since a week

Karnali, Aug 2

The Karnali highway remains obstructed due to floods and landslides since the past one week.

Heavy rainfall-triggered floods and landslides have obstructed the highway in several locations. Landslides in more than a dozen of locations including Dahikhola, Kalekhola, Jitegad, Hulma, Molfa, Pili, Serabada, Chaukhola, Takulla etc. have blocked traffic on the road, said District Police Office, Kalikot Chief DSP Shyam Oliya.

Efforts are on to clear the highway. The obstruction of the highway is an annual affair every monsoon. And if the highway is not upgraded and bridges constructed over the rivers along the way, this will continue, said vegetable entrepreneur at Kalikot Thamma Prasad Acharya.

All the three tiers of government should address this concern of the Karnali people.

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