In a move to facilitate the construction of a bridge spanning the Tuin River, the Narayangadh-Muglin road section will experience daily closures for four hours, starting today. The road will be inaccessible to traffic from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to accommodate the crucial work of carving through a cliff to make way for the upcoming bridge.
To ensure a smooth flow of traffic and adherence to the temporary restrictions, vehicles traversing this route will be halted at six different points in Chitwan and Tanahu. Passenger vehicles headed from Narayangadh to Muglin will be permitted to travel from Pandhrakilo Bazaar to Jugedi until 10:40 am, while cargo vehicles can proceed from Bhateri to Ramnagar until 10:30 am, according to Krishna Acharya, Information Officer of the Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project’s West Section.
Similarly, vehicles departing from Kathmandu are allowed to reach Muglin Bazaar until 10:55 am for passenger vehicles and 10:45 am for cargo vehicles. Passenger vehicles originating from Pokhara will encounter a stoppage at Benitar from 10:55 am onwards.
This initial phase of road closures is anticipated to last for three weeks, during which construction crews will work to remove the remaining 35 meters of a 60-meter high cliff that was reduced by 25 meters last year, as informed by Krishna Acharya.
The Narayangadh-Muglin road section is a crucial transit route, witnessing the passage of over 10,000 vehicles each day. In light of the temporary closures, the District Traffic Police Office Chitwan has issued a request to all travelers, urging them to explore alternative routes to avoid potential traffic congestion during the specified four-hour closure period. Commuters are advised to plan their journeys accordingly and stay updated on any developments related to the ongoing construction work.