Locals Walk Through Risky Landslides

Landslides triggered by heavy rains for the past four days have blocked roads in various places of the hilly region in Nawalparasi East district.
The hilly roads of the district, including Daldale-Bulingtar, Daldale-Dedhgaun, Jyalbas-Dhauwadi, Daldale-Kirtipur, Arunkhola-Rankachuli sections have been blocked.
Road connectivity has come to a grinding halt following the landslides.

According to the locals, there is a problem in transportation and regular movement of people due to the rising water level in the rivers along the roads.
On top of that, the vehicles have come to a standstill due to landslides caused by incessant rains in the last few days.
Ashish Rana Magar, a local, said that the locals, who have to use the road through the landslide-hit areas, were taking risk and moving around on foot.
Especially, the landslides have made it difficult to move from Daldale to Bulingtar, Dedhgaun and Dhauwadi.

Locals who had been crossing the landslide section on foot are now left without any access to transportation after the section witnessed landslides in several places following the continuous rains since Thursday, said Chet Bahadur Godami, ward chairman of Bulingtar Rural Muicipality-3.

Thousands of people in the area, including Arkhala, Bulingtar, Dhaunwadi, Dedhgaun, Dadajheri, Rakuwa, Ruchang, Bhartipur and Mithukaram have been affected after the roads were blocked.
Residents of the affected areas have also been hindered from going to the district headquarters Kawaswoti for government work due to road blockage.
There is a situation where even a sick person cannot be brought to the hospital.

Similarly, farmers are unable to supply the agricultural goods produced in the hilly areas to the market. Also, locals have not been able to buy essential items from the market and take them to the village.
As the season of the festival is approaching, it is not possible to buy necessary clothes, foods and other items, said Chairman Godami.

Source : TRN,