Nepal | June 01, 2020

General strike hits life in Nuwakot

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Battar Bazaar wearing a deserted look after locals affected by a road project protested demanding compensation for their land acquired by the project, in Nuwakot, on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Photo: THT

Dhading, January 20

A bandh called by locals threw life out of gear in Nuwakot. People affected by the Galchhi-Trishuli-Mailung-Safrubesi-Rasuwagadi road upgradation project in the district today called a bandh demanding compensation for the land acquired for the project.

Locals were furious after the project refused to give reparation saying that compensation was distributed to affected locals from Pipaltar to Dhunge in 1977 while acquiring the land for the Balaju-Trishuli road section of Pasang Lhamu Highway. The road area was fixed then and was published in Nepal gazette.

Long and short buses stayed off the road in Nuwakot and Rasuwagadi due to the shutdown called by Compensation Victims’ Struggle Committee. Market places, educational institutions, and factories were partially closed down due to the bandh in the district. Bandh enforcers hit the street from early morning and obstructed vehicular movement. Struggle committee coordinator Lilanath Neupane said they would announce further agitation programmes if their demands were not met immediately.

Project Chief Subodh Kumar Devkota, however, said they could not provide separate reparation as the Pipaltar-Dhunge road section had gone to the ownership of Pasang Lahamu Highway during road expansion back in 1977.

Work on Mailung-Syafrubesi-Rasuwagadi road that connects with China’s Kerung is under way. Thirty-five per cent work has been completed. The government has allocated budget of Rs 9 billion and 500 million by dividing the road project into three sections.

Kovek Tundi Rasuwa Construction is working on the 46km road section from Galchhi to Mailung. The Nepali Army had opened an 18km road from Mailung to Syafrubesi last year and road construction from Syafrubesi to Rasuwagadi is being undertaken by the Chinese government.


A version of this article appears in print on January 21, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

NHRC deploys separate team to probe Soti incident

Kathmandu, May 31 The National Human Rights Commission has sent its own team to Jajarkot and Rukum West to probe the Soti incident where five people died and one went missing over an inter-caste marriage dispute. The NHRC, issuing a press statement today, said the team would be led by Deputy D Read More...

China cities aid Pokhara metropolis

Pokhara, May 31 Various cities of China have helped Pokhara metropolis with health materials worth 79,000 US Dollars. Mayor Man Bahadur GC said the metropolis had established relationship of brotherhood with different cities of China. He said nine types of health materials had reached Pokh Read More...

Jadon Sancho

Sancho hat-trick keeps Dortmund in title hunt

PADERBORN: England forward Jadon Sancho capped a blistering individual performance with a second-half hat-trick which helped Borussia Dortmund to a 6-1 win at Paderborn on Sunday and kept alive their slim Bundesliga title hopes. The result left Dortmund second on 60 points from 29 games wit Read More...

Amendment bill to update emblem tabled

KATHMANDU, MAY 31 Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe tabled the Constitution Amendment Bill (second amendment) in the House of Representatives today seeking to update Nepal’s emblem by including the revised map of Nepal after amending Schedule 3 of the co Read More...

FNCCI calls for lockdown extension review

KATHMANDU, MAY 31 A day after the government decided to extend the nationwide lockdown for the seventh time till June 14, the private sector has urged the government to review its decision and modality of the lockdown. Issuing a press statement today, the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Com Read More...

La Liga announces fixtures as season re-start looms large

BARCELONA: Barcelona will recommence their bid to defend the Spanish title on Saturday June 13 away to Real Mallorca after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Real Madrid will host Eibar on June 14, organisers La Liga announced on Sunday. The season kick backs into action Read More...

Chinese national held for misbehaving with girls

Kathmandu, May 31 Thamel police have taken Chinese national Chen Xi, 21, into custody after some locals caught a few Chinese men for allegedly misbehaving with some local girls in Chhetrapati area near Thamel, Kathmandu, yesterday. Chhetrapati area was tense yesterday, after two Chinese men al Read More...

JSP-N registers private bill

KATHMANDU: The Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal is preparing to register a private constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat seeking to amend several provisions of the constitution to address the demands of Madhesis, Janajatis and other marginalised groups and communities. Senior Advo Read More...