Police’s advisory for travelling only after taking stock of road condition

The blocked road section. Photo: RSS

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Kathmandu: The Nepal Police has urged one and all to set out on long travel only after taking stock of the road condition as the highways remain obstructed in various regions of the country due to the continuing monsoon rains.

Central Police spokesperson and Deputy Inspector General Dan Bahadur Karki said that the general public has been requested to travel only after inquiring about the road condition considering the situation in which the passengers will be stranded in the middle of their travel.

According to the police, a dozen of roads are still not operational as they are obstructed and damaged due to the floods and landslides triggered by the relentless monsoon rains at several places.

The police have urged the citizens to take special precaution as there is the likelihood of more obstructions ahead with the rainfall continuing.

Nepal Police has also provided call numbers for information on the condition of the highways. The numbers are 100, the Traffic Police number 103, the Children at Risk Coordination Centre’s number 104 and the Police Complaints number 1113.

Similarly, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) has appealed to one and all to adopt special precaution in view of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology issuing public notice stating that the weather will be cloudy throughout the country  with rainfall at many places for three days from today. (RSS)