Kaski, June 19
The flooded Seti River has damaged motorable bridge linking two wards of Pokhara Metropolitan City, disrupting transportation.
The torrential rain pouring down since Saturday night has increased water level and has eroded the foundation of the bridge, said the Division Road Office, Pokhara, adding that as a result, people’s mobility on the damaged bridge has been at risk. Structures of the bridge should be relocated to elsewhere, he said.
The river has damaged pillars of the bridge, said Pushpendra Pandey, ward chair of the metropolis-19.
The 72 meters long and 7 meters wide bridge was constructed five years ago by the road office.
Similarly, the swollen river eroded the road linking Bharawari and Kavre, disrupting transportation, said a local school teacher Santosh Acharya.