Landslips on Karnali Highway cut off Kalikot, Jumla districts
KALIKOT, JUL 03 -
Landslide s along the Surkhet-Jumla section of the Karnali Highway have disrupted the transport service.
Vehicular movement between Khidkijyula of Dailekh and Jite of Kalikot has been obstructed for the last three days due to landslides in nine places. Kalikot and Jumla districts have been cut off and the vehicles carrying daily consumables and other essentials to these districts from Surkhet are stranded.
“Trucks and tractors carrying daily consumables that left from Surkhet are stranded due to the obstruction. Prices of food and other commodities in Kalikot and Jumla could go up if the road obstruction is not cleared immediately,” said Bhanubhakta Baral of the Kalikot Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Bikram Shahi of the Mid Western Transport Operators’ Committee said landslips have obstructed the road in various places and there is no one to clear the path.
The Karnali Highway gets obstructed every monsoon and the people going to Kalikot and Jumla are compelled to walk on foot from Dailekh.
Jagat Khatri was found at Manma of Kalikot on his way home at Sija of Jumla. He said he and other villagers, including children, had set out from Dakhula of Dailekh on foot on Sunday evening.
“Finally, we reached Manma. Don’t know how long it will take us to reach Sija,” he said. Nirmala Buda said making a long journey on foot with children in rainy season was very difficult.
Four houses swept away
SALYAN: Four houses at Korbang Jhimpe VDC in Salyan were swept away in a flood at local Lankini river on Monday. More than 15 hectares paddy plantation, local irrigation canal and drinking water pipelines were also damaged. Four hours’ incessant rainfall wreaked havoc in the village, said Tikaram Wali. He is among those to lose their homes in the flood and taking shelter at their neighbours’.
Posted on: 2012-07-03 08:35