Gaighat locals hit hard due to poor condition of roads

Gaighat, September 3

Roads in Udayapur’s Gaighat are in extremely poor condition due to lack of maintenance, while the monsoon rains have made matters worse.

According to a local Parikshyan Thakur, the roads have literally become ditches. “In fact, there are ditches on the roadside, but as they are full of garbage, the water gets blocked and spills over onto the road,” he said, lamenting the condition of drainage system in the town. Locals also complain of foul smell emanating from heaps of garbage dumped on the roadside. “As the municipality doesn’t bother to clear the garbage, it has caused pollution,” lamented a local trader Hiralal Thakur.

Sete Sarki, another local trader, criticised the concerned authorities for their inaction. “Roads are damaged to the extent that it severely affects our day to day life,” he said.

Meanwhile, Khadga Karki, chief executive officer at Triyuga Municipality, claimed that the sanitation staff had not been complacent. “In fact, the sanitation department is doing all it possibly can by handpicking the garbage and cleaning the municipal area. Instead of pointing fingers, I strongly feel that the residents of this town should also behave more responsibly and avoid throwing garbage out in the open.” he said.

Furthermore, Karki informed that the municipality is planning to come up with a new strategy to solve the problem of sanitation in the near futures.