CHITWAN, Jan 2: Starting today, the Narayanghad-Muglin highway will be shut down from 10 PM to 4 AM for road maintenance. During the closed hours, contractors will work to demolish mountains and other works that would be difficult to carry out during day.
“Blacktopping the roads will be done during day while demolishing mountains and other major activities will be carried out from 10-4 AM,” engineer Shiva Khanal, information officer of the highway project said adding that the roads could also be closed partially during day.
The Prithivi highway is the only road network to connect Kathmandu with eastern and western sides of the country. Around 10,000 vehicles travel the highway every day. Kathmandu depends largely on the highway as it brings vital essentials, food and fuel to the capital.
Where vehicles will be halted:
Vehicles heading from Narayanghad:
Passenger buses: Jugedi Das River Bridge or favorable locations
Trucks: Ramnagar Bhateri Jungle or other favorable locations