Araniko Highway blocked

- ANISH TIWARI, SINDHUPALCHOK

Sep 3, 2017-Vehicular movement has come to a grinding halt along the Araniko Highway as various road sections at the Mahabhir, Kalleri, Balefi and Jure areas in Sindhupalchok have caved in. 

“Landslides have continued since Wednesday. Vehicular movement is yet to resume along the Barhabise-Kathmandu road due to the landslide debris,” said Area Police Office, Barhabise. 

The landslides triggered by the incessant rains have damaged the several parts of the highway. 

“Security personnel have reached the sites, but they have not been able to remove the debris due to continuous landslides at the Mahabhir area,” said Constable Kedar Tiwari. “It may take a few days to clear the debris from the road sections.” Hundreds of passengers have been stranded as vehicular movement has been halted. 

Published: 03-09-2017 07:33

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