Landslide obstructs road to Barah Chhetra

- Post Report, DHARAN

Oct 14, 2016-A landslide triggered by incessant rains has blocked a road near Sapatakoshi Bridge connecting Sunsari and Udayapur districts, halting vehicular movement for the past three days.

On Tuesday, mud and rocks fell from Krishna Bhir, blocking the Chatara-Barah Chhetra road section. 

Passengers heading from Dharan to Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Udayapur and Barah Chhetra have been left stranded due to the landslide. 

Barah Chhetra is a popular pilgrimage site. 

“The new Saptakoshi Bridge connects Sunsari and Udayapur. The road was always at risk due to lack of adequate measures to control landslides,” said Raju Ghimire, a local. According to him, vehicular movement along the Udayapur-Barah Chhetra section has come to a halt for the past three days after the landslide. “Locals have cleared the debris to some extent and formed a temporary path for pedestrians,” he said.

Due to the road obstruction, people travelling for the Dashain festival are facing a hard time.

Another local Ramesh Bista said that there are landslides at half a dozen places along the Chatara-Barah road. 

Published: 14-10-2016 08:50

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