Kanchanpur bandh cripples life

BHIMDATTANAGAR: Normal life has been affected due to shutdown enforced by youth and student organisations based in Bhimdattanagar of Kanchanpur district.

The youth organisations resorted to enforce Kanchanpur shutdown since Tuesday when the authorities concerned did not heed their demand to demolish unlawful structures constructed on the public land. With this, the long and short route vehicles from Bhimdattanagar have come to a halt since early this morning. Likewise, educational institutions, Bhimdattanagar bazaar and other industrial operations here have also been closed down.

Hundreds of passengers have been stranded on the highway owing to vehicular shutdown. The student and youth organisations have protested the move of Mahendranagar Town Development Committee for constructing new structures in the name of raising rent by breaching the master plan of Bhimdattanagar.

Nepal Tarun Dal Kanchanpur President Mahesh Chand said they were compelled to hit the street with obduracy from the authorities concerned to remove the illegal structures. He added, “There has been misuse of public land on the influence of power. The structures have been constructed by violating the process”.

The protesting sides have demanded to scrap illegal land lease, remove illegally constructed structures and book the office-bearers of the town development committee for carrying out unlawful works.

The District Administration Office has started removing the illegal structures from the public land.