Chautara, Sept 14: Transport services on Sunday resumed at the Araniko Highway stretch from Dam site at Mankha-1 to Bharabise that had remained blocked following a monsoon-triggered landslide at Jure of Ramche-5, Sindhupalchowk district, on August 2.
Transport entrepreneurs on August 17 took the initiative for opening an alternate track road citing that the alternate road being prepared by Nepal Army from the Dam site to Tanakpur to Dhuskun as being too lengthy and unnecessarily circular. The muddy road sections are being graveled so that there won’t be any problems while riding heavy and loaded vehicles. The road will open for all transport vehicles from tomorrow onwards, shared Bishnu Bahadur Khatri, former Central Member of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Alternate Track Construction Committee Coordinator.
The road track constructed with investment from Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nepal Association of Himalayan Cross-Border Commerce, Nepal Track Container Association and Mid Bhotekoshi Hydro Power Project is 3.3 km in length from the Dam site to Bharabise road. Light vehicles have also started plying the track road opened by Nepal Army, said Nepal Police Inspector, Raj Kumar Thapa. The track which is opened by NA is 11 km in length from the Dam site to Barabise.