Traffic not resumed yet along Butwal-Narayanghat section

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NAWALPUR, July 2: The vehicular movement along the Butwal-Narayanghat section of East-West Highway has again disrupted from 10:00 this morning. The traffic is disrupted after diversions at Thumsi in Gaidakot were swept away by flooding on Thursday morning caused by incessant rain occurred since Wednesday night.

Earlier on Thursday evening, a new diversion was developed to ease the traffic for motorcycles but that too is disrupted after a tractor fell off the diversion.  
Deputy Superintendent of Armed Police Force, Nepal Bir Bhadra nath said that works are ongoing to repair the diversion after removing the tractor in an attempt to resume the vehicular movement.

The security personnel are trying their best even to ensure a one-way traffic, Nath added.  
As a result, hundreds of passenger vehicles and vehicles carrying goods have been stuck midway. Of seven diversions created to expand the highway, four have been damaged, said police.


National News Agency, Nepal


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