Transportation in Upper Manang running smoothly again

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Traffic has resumed in Upper Manang. The road was blocked due to incessant rain in the first week of July.

Chief Administrative Officer of Ngisyang Village, Deepak Dhakal, informed that the traffic in Upper Manang has resumed after the road damaged by the floods and landslides was repaired.

 According to him, the traffic has resumed after the monitoring with the help of a technical team.

Chairman of Ngisyang Village Municipality Kancha Ghale said that the transport was brought into operation with the help of Manang Samaj and former MP Polden Chopang.

 “Vehicles have been brought into operation only within the village municipality, but it has become easier to transport goods,” he said. He said that it was easy to bring the goods to Khangsar.

The road network in the lower part of the district is completely blocked. Chief District Officer Bishnu Lamichhane informed that the vehicles were being driven due to low damage to the road network in Upper Manang.

 Lamichhane said that there is no condition to operate in the lower part. “If you can move from Khangsar to Upper Pisang, you can’t drive from there to the lower part,” he said.

He said that the road had to be paved only by blasting the Bhratang hill. “We will have to build a road network by bomb blasting in collaboration with the Nepal Army.

We are preparing to build it,” he said. Despite efforts to make the road network easier in the district, Nissan has been wiped out in many places. It is not possible to reach the district headquarters Chame. 

The Upper Pisang and Lower Pisang bridges have been severed by floods in the Marsyangdi River.

The Road Division Authority has already started to connect Lamjung to Manang with the road network. At present, one has to walk through the forest to get to other places from the district. 

There is not even a dirt road to go from one village to another in the lower part of the district. Although the flow in the Marsyangdi River is a bit low, the river has not stopped cutting. 

Due to this, some goreto roads have been built but the river has overflowed.