Beni-Jomsom road obstructed


June 14, 2023


Beni-Jomsom road obstructed

Beni-Jomsom section of the road/File Photo

BENI: The Beni-Jomsom road that connects Mustang district with the national highway through northern area has been obstructed.

A flooding occurred on Tuesday night had taken away the culvert in Annapurna Rural Municipality-2, Bhurung Tatopani of Myagdi along the road.

Direct vehicular movement along the Beni-Jomsom road has been disrupted, informed chairperson of Annapurna Rural Municipality, Bharat Kumar Pun.

Vehicles to and from Beni and Mustang have been stranded on the road with traffic disruption.

It may be noted that the flood occurred on May 20 had broken down the three-meter long bridge installed in Bhurung-Tatopani.

Following the demolition of the bridge, a temporary structure with Hume pipe was built to cross the rivulet.

The flood again took away the Hume pipe and road around the rivulet. The 76-km Beni-Jomsom road is under the up-gradation through the Kaligandaki Corridor Road Project.

Project Supervisor Indra Singh Sherchan informed that efforts are underway to resume road traffic by mobilizing dozers and labour sicne early this morning.

Meanwhile, a woman lost her life after falling off the cliff in Dhawalagiri Rural Municipality-7, Dharapani of Myagdi. Sabina BK, 23, of Dharapani, fell down from the cliff while collecting fodder, informed ward chairperson Ashok Khatry.

Critically injured BK was pronounced dead in Manipal Teaching Hospital of Pokhara.

Her body has been kept at Manipal Hospital.