Landslide and flood obstruct Manang road at three places


MANANG, August 16: People traveling to various destinations have been facing problem as the vehicular movement remains obstructed due to flood and landslide at three places along the Manang road section for the past few days.

The road section has been obstructed at Pisang of Nisyang rural municipality-1, Koto of Chame rural municipality and Timang stream. The flood in the Pisang stream has washed away the bridge. Ward Chairperson of Nisyang rural municipality-1, Bhujung Gurung, said that repair and maintenance of the bridge was underway after closing the vehicular movement.

Similarly, vehicular movement has been halted at Koto of Chame rural municipality after road sank following the landslide.

Acting Chief District Officer of Manang, Jayraj Bhandari, said that it would take some days to resume the transport service.

Likewise, flood on Timang stream has obstructed vehicular movement at Chame rural municipality. Passengers heading towards Upper Mustang have been compelled to change three vehicles. RSS