Rain-damaged rural roads left unrepaired

- Harihar Singh Rathour, DHADING

Sep 14, 2017-Authorities concerned are yet to repair the rural roads that were damaged by monsoon rains in Dhading district. 

General public, including those returning home for the upcoming Dashain festival, are facing difficulty due to poor road condition. They  blamed the authorities and transportation entrepreneurs of not heeding to their request to repair the roads. 

The roads that link places like Salyantar, Katunje, Sunaula Bazar, Dhuwakot, Maidi and Chainpur with the district headquarters, Dhadingbesi, were severely damaged by rains and 

landslides. Vehicular movement has been obstructed for the past four months. 

People have been forced to walk several hours, even days, to reach their destinations as a result. 

Transportation of food and other essentials has also been affected. 

Phanikant Chhatkuli, the former chairman of then Salyantar VDC, said the roads in the region hundreds of thousands of rupees were being spent every year to repair the roads, but their conditions have not improved.

Many villages are cut off for months due to rains and landslides, he added.

Published: 14-09-2017 07:15

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