The Besisahar-Chame road – the only road section linking hilly Lamjung district and mountainous Manang district – is to remain closed for two days from today.
The Besisahar-Chame road project office shared that the road will remain closed from 10.00 am this morning (Thursday) through 5.00 pm (Friday) for the construction of two wooden bridges over the Timang power house rivulet and Syarku rivulet.
Engineer at the project office, Suman Adhikari informed said two wooden bridges, one in Chame Rural Municipality-1 over the Timang power house rivulet and another in ward-2 over the Syarku rivulet, are being constructed. He further informed that vehicular movement has been brought to a grinding halt along the road stretch for the purpose.
“Wooden bridges were constructed in the area two years back. Now the wooden materials used in the bridges are deteriorating so the plan is to replace the wrought out materials with new ones. It has become an urgent need to avoid any accidents on the bridge through which loaded vehicles also pass through”, he further said.
The wooden bridge to be constructed over the Timang Bridge will have nine-meter length and four-and-a-half-meter breadth.
Another wooden bridge with seven-meter length and four-meter breadth will be constructed over the Syarku rivulet.