RAMECHHAP, MARCH 20
Many roads have been constructed in Ramechhap district, but the district map does not feature these roads as they are registered in the names of individuals.
More than 4,000-kilometres of roads have constructed by the local, provincial and federal governments so far in the district. But the district map does not show them. Technicians make roads on paper, but they are kept in the files once the road construction is over.
According to engineer Dilli Adhikari of Manthali Municipality, all roads constructed within the municipality are registered in the names of individuals. The roads, where vehicles ply most of the time, are registered in the names of individuals.
Meghraj Subedi of Manthali said that his two ropani arable land was bulldozed for the road. "I have to pay land tax every year without the compensation from the government," Subedi complained.
Out of the 4,000 kilometres of roads, 70-kilometre has been blacktopped in the district.
A version of this article appears in the print on March 21, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.