Myagdi – The Beni-Jomsom road that links Myagdi with mountainous district Mustang has remained blocked since this morning following landslides occurred at multiple locations along the highway.
The landslide hit the Beni-Ghasa section (towards Mustang) on the 76 kilometer-road, leaving tourists, pilgrims and locals stranded. Mustang is home to various touristic sites including Jomsom while the famous Muktinath temple also lies here.
Road sections towards Myagdi– Titar, Kavrebhir, Guinthe, Rupse, Baisari and Begkhola– have been hit by landslides, according to Beni Jomson Korala Road Project Supervisor Indra Singh Sherchan.
Efforts are underway to clear the rubble with the help of dozers with a target of resuming it by this evening. The road got damaged by the mudslides when it was on the process of being upgraded.
Meanwhile, the Kaligandaki river has changed its course at Kochepani of Narchyang of Annapurna Rural Municipality-4, posing a threat to a local school building. (RSS)