Lack of road connection keeps quake-hit Dhading folks in trouble

DHADING: People from the most remote areas of five VDCs of northern Dhading that have been hit hard by the April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks are going through a tough time for daily consumables could not be supplied.

Lapa, Sertung, Ri, Jharlang and Tipling VDCs of the district are yet to be connected to the road network.

According to the District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee, 163 people had lost their lives in these villages in the April 25 earthquake. Property worth millions was also destroyed.

According to DSP Prakash Malla of the District Police Office of Dhading, delay in rescue operations as well as remote geography have caused more human causalities in the VDCs.

Most of the human settlements in northern parts of the district that are in higher risk of landslide are relocated to the safe places.

According to the Chief District Officer Basudev Ghimire, 47 villages of the district have been enlisted as unsafe and are recommended to relocate them to safer places.

More than 750 households have been shifted to safe areas nearby the district headquarters after the risk of landslides in the villages.

Earlier, the government had decided to relocate 1,642 households of the district.