Santoshi Sunar, 33, a local woman, said she has been working for the maintenance of Chuniya-Namtar road for the last four years.
A group of seven women is involved in the maintenance of Chuniya-Namtar road. They receive a salary of Rs 13,500 per month.
Rural Municipality-10 Ward Secretary of Kailash said, “In the past, we could only run vehicles in Chuniya-Namtar road during winter. Now, the vehicles ply during rain because of the efforts of local women.”
The District Technician Office (DTO) has deployed women to maintain roads. Villagers also have admired women’s work.
DTO Engineer Somnath Timalsina said the vehicles could travel smoothly in rainy season due to their (women) good maintenance work.
Local Development Officer Narayan Prasad Mainali said women are capable to maintain roads. “They are also competent to do this job,” he said.