Flood risk continues as swelled Khado breaks embankment

Risk of flood has increased in Tilathi Koiladi Municipality in Saptari district as the Khado River has started eroding the embankments with the onset of the monsoon rains.

Works to control the Khado River in Saptari, which started seven years ago, has not been completed yet. The embankment constructed along the side of the river is being eroded even by the rain water itself.

Dozens of places which were previously damaged by floods in the district are again at the high at risk of floods. Although in a bid to control the flood, construction of an embankment has begun by establishing the office of the Khado River Management

Project at Rajbiraj in the fiscal year 2015/16, the work has not been completed yet.

The Khado River in Tilathi Koiladi Municipality has already eroded various places in Ward No. 1 and Ward No. 2. Monsoon rain has also eroded the embankments on the east and west sides of the Tilathi and Launiya areas.

Chairman of the Rural Municipality Arun Kumar Mandal said that the erected embankments were eroded because of delay in building the embankment although the contractor and project chief were repeatedly informed about the problem.

Source : TRN,