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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Bus Accident in Narayanghat-Mugling road

Posted by Anup Baral August 24, 2016 :
Breaking News:-

The daily closure of Narayanghat-Mugling road section for road widening drive has been lifted from Wednesday. The road section was closed from 11 am to 3 pm every day for upgradation. The Narayanghat-Mugling highway experiences the heaviest traffic load in the country, accounting for 90 percent of Nepal’s total international trade traffic. More than 20,000 vehicles ply the highway every day. The project will upgrade and expand a 33-km section of the Narayanghat-Mugling road to Asian Highway standard and address road safety, axle load control and environmental sustainability issues along the trade corridor. The haphazard expansion of Narayanghat-Mugling road section has increased the risk of landslides at several places along the route. Despite early warnings from geologists, several cliffs and hillsides have been cut haphazardly to widen the road section that connects Kathmandu with the rest of the country. The road section is now prone to landslides, putting lives of passengers traveling the route at risk. The road obstruction because of landslides is becoming increasingly common. The longest obstruction of vehicular movement was reported in January with vehicles stuck for nearly 14 hours due to a dry landslide at Kali Khola.

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