Martadi gets facelift

Bajura, October 16

With the initiative of Badimalika Municipality, the muddy road and unmanaged bazaar areas of Martadi, in Bajura, appear to have undergone drastic change.

The bazaar areas now look attractive with the municipality stepping in to make the bazaar spick and span. “Earlier, the drinking water pipes were mismanaged and the piled up garbage had made the city ugly,” said Kabita Thapa, a local. She said the municipality has done great work to make the bazaar area beautiful.

According to the municipality, the municipality office has started a complete sanitation campaign in the areas.

Executive of the municipality Tirtha Raj Bhattarai said the garbage was managed and drainage system was upgraded with the help of non-government organisations.

Mayor Padam Baduwal said that they cleaned Martadi Bazaar clean with support from locals. “The big challenge was to widen the roads in Martadi, but the municipality succeeded in removing houses in coordination with locals,” he said.  He said that the municipality would manage the village areas after ensuring proper management of Martadi Bazaar.

Road expansion in the upper bazaar areas of Martadi is in full swing. Expansion of the 354-metre long road is in the final stage. The municipality said road expansion work was delayed due to obstructions of some people and negligence on the part of contractors. “But road expansion in the areas will get final shape by Tihar festival,” said Baduwal. He said the road expansion work would start in the lower bazaar and Dandabada of Martadi after completion of upgrading the road stretches from Gaidadil to District Administration Office and Forest Division Office to the District Court.