Kali Gandaki ‘A’ subsidiary dam collapses


    A subsidiary dam of the Kali Gandaki ‘A’ Hydro Power Project, the country’s biggest hydro project, collapsed after incessant rainfall and has endangered the Andhimuhan locality in Syangja district.


    The wall of the dam built by the District Development Committee (DDC) a few years ago collapsed recently.

    At least 12 households are at a  risk of landslide at Andhimuhan of Shree Krishna Gandaki VDC–7 after swollen Andhikhola River breached its regular course.

    They are facing an urgent need to be relocated to safer zones.

    The swollen Andhikhola has also eroded the settlement area in and around it, said a local of the area, Rumadevi Basyal.

    The river also threatens to knock down a suspension bridge connecting Shree Krishna Gandaki VDC and Nibuwakharka VDC.

    Meanwhile, the District District Committee has said it would resort to solving the problem after an inspection.

    Source : The Himalayan Times