Beni-Jomsom road section closes six hours per day
The Beni-Jomsom road linking the trans-Himalayan Mustang district with the national highway via the northern belt of Myagdi has been daily closed for six hours since Monday.
The transport service has been put on hold every day for the prevention of landslides at the Rupse fall area in Annapurna Rural Municiplaity-3 of Myagdi, construction of the Bailey bridge, and expansion of the road network.
Chief District Officer Tulsiram Poudel said the vehicular movement has been halted from 6.00- 9.00 am and 1.00-3.00 pm from April 17 through May 3.
Earlier, transport service was brought to a halt in the Rupse section same time on March 17-28.
The road project said traffic service has been disrupted along the road section as it was riskier to continue with the road, bridge construction, and landslide prevention works in the narrowed space.
The contractors had approached the District Administration Office Myagdi through the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road project with a letter for the management of time table.
The vehicles en route to Mustang from Myagdi and vice-versa should cross the Rupse road section before the closure of the traffic service. However, the administration said it would arrange for the smooth movement of ambulances and vehicles for most-essential services and goods on the road.
The Kaligandaki corridor-Beni-Jomsom-Korala road project, a national pride project, has advanced with road up-gradation, expansion, and blacktopping in different sections.