Following 24 hours closure, Narayanghad-Mugling road opens for public transport. However, the risk remains to travel through the road as there are landslides in several places.
Just a day after the inspection of the construction site by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, night bus, and scorpio jeep was buried in a landslide along Narayangadh-Muglin road. Authorities announce the closure of road indefinitely.
"As the landslide is so big, it may take at least 24 hours to clear. We request travelers to use the alternative road to go outside capital," reports Metro Traffic FM. "Although clearing debris has already started, it will take bit more time to clear as there is an accumulation of the huge pile of stones and mud. "
According to the police, a night bus and a scorpio jeep have been reportedly buried in a landslide near Kalikhola. Police officers at the Chitwan District Police Office confirmed the incident.
The Bus (Na 6 Kha 7121) heading to Ilam district from Kathmandu and the Scorpio jeep (Ba 15 Cha 9381) are trapped in the landslide debris at around 7:40pm this evening, according to police. The police said the rescue teams have reached the site, however, incessant rainfall and massive landslide have obstructed rescue operation.
Rumba further informed that the bus owner Mani Ram Kadel has saved his life by escaping from the landslide.
No human casualties have been reported so far.
Following the incident, hundreds of vehicles and passengers heading to various destinations across the nation are stranded along the road.