The Narayangadh-Muglin road section will be closed for four hours every day for a month from today, 20 December. According to the officials, traffic along the highway road will be halted from 11 am to 3 pm for the construction of bridges.

At least 15 bridges are being constructed in the road section, out of which 9 have been completed. Meanwhile, the construction of 4 bridges will require cutting through difficult hills, informed Arjun Jung Thapa, director general of the Department of Roads.

Vehicles will be stopped for the construction of bridges over Simaltal, Kalikhola, Tuin khola and Chisenji khola to cut the hills at narrow spaces.

Passenger buses heading from Kathmandu will be stopped between Muglin Bazaar and Manakamana Gate while those heading from Pokhara between Benitar and Powerhouse starting at 10:55 am.

Similarly, heavy vehicles including lorries, trucks, tipper trucks and tankers will be stopped from Bhateri forest to Ramnagar from 10:50 am.

“Although the construction work is being carried out at present, the road section would be closed to speed up the construction work while maintaining the safety of travellers,” Thapa informed.

After a month, the work progress will be reviewed and a new time schedule will be decided accordingly.