All short roads from Hetauda to Kathmandu obstructed

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Kathmandu: All the short-distance roads from Hetauda to Kathmandu have been blocked due to landslides triggered by rains since last night. The Hetauda-Bhainse-Bhimphedi road section is obstructed due to landslide occurred at a distance of two kilometres from Bhainse Bazaar, according to police.

Similarly, the Kulekhani-Sisneri-Kathmandu road section is blocked due to mudslide at Bhaludanda of Indrasarovar Rural Municipality-3 in Makawnpur district. Likewise, the Tribhuvan Highway is blocked by landslide at Lamidanda area of Bhimphedi-9. Removing the landslide debris blocking the road has been difficult as it has been raining continuously, said Inspector Basanta Acharya, the Chief of Makawanpur Traffic Police.

The Kanti highway also has been blocked due to landslide at Aanpchaur, Bakaiya Rural Municipality-11. Police have urged people traveling by vehicles from Hetauda to Kathmandu to use alternative roads. Meanwhile, the swollen Karra rivulet which flows through Hetauda-4 has inundated the Gardohi area following heavy rains. The local administration has issued flood warning in the areas near the rivulet.