Karnali highway damaged by recent rain-induced disasters resumes fullyAround 40 kilometres section of the 104-kilometre highway from Dailekhola to Jumlaof the highway was disrupted due to flooding, mudslide and landslip.
The Karnali Highway which was disrupted at several places by floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains in the first week of October has come into operation fully after 17 days of disruption.
With the resumption of transport services along the highway that connects Karnali residents to other places in the country, the people have felt a sense of relief.
Around 40 kilometres section of the 104-kilometre highway from Dailekhola to Jumlaof the highway was disrupted due to flooding, mudslide and landslip. The disrupted section of the highway falls under the jurisdiction of the Jumla Road Division Office.
The Road Division Office, Jumla and the Nepali Army had been continuously working to open the damaged highway section.
Chief of the Road Division Office, Jumla, Rajiv Shrestha said that more than 100 people were mobilised to open the road. The Nepal Army’s Nandabaks Battalion had mobilised a team of 50 personnel to help reopen the highway section.