Across Mahakali river, India has damaged the road to Nepal while expanding the Dharchula-Lipulek road section. The road connecting Dumling and Kunjung villages in Byans Municipality was damaged last Tuesday.
According to the District Administration Office, Darchula, the Armed Police Force has opened an alternative route after the road was completely damaged.
On Tuesday, the Indian side detonated a bomb to cut a hill while widening the Dharchula-Lipulek road. The Mahakali River was blocked by a landslide after the blast.
Chief District Officer Siddharaj Bhatt informed that the river damaged the road leading to Dumling through Mahakali.
“We have written a letter to the Indian side informing the home ministry. We have asked to immediately stop the work as the landslide caused damage to Nepali territory, ‘Chief District Officer Bhatt told The Gurkha Times.
Bhatt informed that a meeting of the security committee was held on Wednesday and a letter was sent on Thursday after Mahakali was blocked on Tuesday and the road was damaged. He said that the information was also given to the Home Ministry.
The letter has been sent to Dharchula District Magistrate Ananda Swaroop. However, Bhatta said that the reply to the letter was not received till Saturday morning.