Rain damages roads in different places of Melamchi, Helambu

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Melamchi: The incessant rainfall has started damaging roads in Melamchi and Helambu areas in Sindhupalchowk district.

Melamchi-Helambu and Melamchi-Panchpokhari road sections have been obstructed due to flood occurred on Friday night.

Melamchi-Helambu road is being obstructed every day while some of the human settlements of rural areas in the district are at the risk of landslide.

Even though roads of Helambu rural municipality are resumed in the afternoon, problem has surfaced due to road obstruction everyday due to rain in the night.

The Melamchi Valley Campus Gyalthum is also at high risk. The rivulet is flowing close to the campus these days and the locals fear that the campus structures might be damaged by the swollen rivulet any time. People living close to the bank of the stream from Kiul up to Melamchi have not been able to sleep well these days.

“The flood is damaging the road day by day. We have been repairing it. The transport movement has been obstructed only for some time. We are vigorously working to reopen the road and protect the structures that are at risk,” Helambu rural municipality chairperson Nima Gyalzen Sherpa said.

A landslide occurred at Ramche of Melamchi municipality has blocked the road. Mayor Aitaman Tamang said a dozer has been sent to the landslide site to remove the debris and open the road for traffic.