Friday, 24 September, 2021

Prithvi Highway caves in, only one-way traffic allowed

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Kathmandu, July 4: The Prithvi Highway one of the Kathmandu Valley’s key supply lines, has caved in at Phisling of Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-3 in Chitwan district.

Only one-way traffic has been allowed on the Highway after the road subsided this morning.    

The road section was blacktopped a few months ago. But due to incessant rain this monsoon, the edge of the road started to wear off leading to a cave-in.    

The 174-km long Highway connects Naubise of Tribhuvan Highway in Kathmandu to Prithvichowk in Pokhara and is one of the busiest highways in the country.    

A traffic jam has formed in various road sections along the Highway since the cave-in.