Traffic Resumes Along Besisahar-Chame Road

Vehicular movement along Besisahar-Chame road, which had been obstructed by the incessant rainfall after Dashain, has finally resumed.

The Besisahar-Chame road is the only way to reach Himalayan district Manang.

According to Rabindra Prasad Acharya, Chief District Officer of Manang, the traffic along the road resumed Thursday evening after the obstructions were cleared. “The traffic has resumed from Besisahar to Chame and from Chame to Khangsar,” he said.

The road was cleared for vehicular movement after the bridge renovation works at Timang waterfall were completed on Thursday.

Officials of the Nepali Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, workers of Dumre-Besisahar-Chame Road Project and local representatives were deployed to clear the road.

CDO Acharya said that the resumption of roadway was a relief to the tourists trekking through the Annapurna trail. The district administration has already issued a notice that the Annapurna trail was safe for commutation.

Incessant rainfall from October 17 had caused landslides and floods in various parts of the Besisahar-Chame road section, which had obstructed the traffic.

In the road section near Manang, landslides were reported in 12 different places.

The rain-induced disasters had swept away many temporary roads and bridges in the area. Wooden bridges over Syalkyu Stream and Timang Stram were also swept away by the flood.

After the resumption of vehicular movement, it has been easier for the locals to transport goods to Manang.

DSP Subash Khadka of Manang said, “Obstructions caused by the heavy rainfall in Koto and in the area between Thanchok and Timang have been cleared.”

The road which was swept away by Marsyangdi River in the upper region of Talekhu has also been renovated.

Source : TRN,