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Daiji-Jogbudha road construction at snail pace

NepalKhoj Report 16 Apr, 2024

Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur). The locals here have been worried over snail-paced construction of Daiji-Jogbudha roadway. The contract for construction of the roadway was made six years back. The Physical Infrastructure Development Office here admitted that the 13-km stretch at Chhela of Bedkot municipality was delayed much.

The Nagarjun Construction was contracted for the construction at the cost of Rs 210 million, but the work speed is negligible, according to Office chief Yognedra Bahadur Adhikari. Once the road is constructed, it would be easier for the people to travel to hilly districts of Sudurpachim Province, including Dadeldhura from Kanchanpur. Adhikari further said, ‘The construction is not stopped, but the pace is sluggish. Nearly 8-km roadway has been blacktopped, while remaining 5-km is in shambles.’

The landslide occurred two years back had damaged the gabion wire and drains, which is awaiting restoration. The locals from Bedkot Municipality-3 complain that the concerned sectors failed to pay adequate attention to complete the 21-km road in time.

However, ward chair Mohan Bahadur Gurdhami informed that they were urging the contractors and engineers from the local level to complete the remaining sections of the road. ‘We’ve also drawn attention of province government to prod the concerned sides to intensify the road building,’ he shared.