Floods, landslides plague people living on banks of Budhiganga

Source(s): The Kathmandu Post

By Arjun Shah and Basanta Pratap Singh


Around 14 hectares of land has been swept away by landslides and floods in the last decade and both the settlements, home to more than 300 families, are still at high risk.


Local residents of the two villages are still coming to terms with disasters of the past that have threatened to displace the population time and again.


“The airport and settlement in Sanfebagar and Kalimati settlement in Baidhyanath will be completely washed away if precautions are not taken right away,” said Kul Bahadur Kunwar, mayor of Sanfebagar Municipality.


During last year’s monsoon, around a five kilometre section of the tarmacked Sanfe-Maratdi road section was swept away by floods and landslides in Taprisera-Amkot area in Bajura. Likewise, a Bailey bridge over Budhiganga and a suspension bridge over Taprisera were also swept away. [...]

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