Rural roads of eastern hills in sorry state due to heavy rain

Dhankuta, July 21

With monsoon at its peak, condition of most of rural roads in the districts of eastern hills have deteriorated affecting vehicular movement.

People are facing a hard time due to the poor condition of the roads. Road Division Office, Dhankuta, said the rural roads in Dhankuta, Tehrathum, Shankuwashabha and Bhojpur, among other hilly districts, were upgrades and connected with the major road network. People of the eastern hills started facing problems with the onset of monsoon. Mayor of Laliguras Municipality Arjun Mabuhang said not only the rural roads but the condition of national highways was also poor and vehicular movement had been obstructed frequently.

Transport entrepreneurs said vehicles were plying Chitre-Mudhesanischare road section in Dhankuta taking a high risk. Transport entrepreneur Tham Bahadur Rai said the condition of Basantapur-Myalung road section of Koshi Highway in Tehrathum was even worse to operate  vehicles.

Mayor of Pakhribas Municipality, Dhankuta, Kopin Mandhar said it took around eight hours to travel along the 21-km road from Bhojpur to Dhankuta’s Leguwa. He said even in winter it was quite difficult to operate vehicles along the road section. “With the onset of monsoon, vehicular movement along the road section has almost come to a complete halt,” he added. It is very difficult to operate vehicles  alongHile-Chhintang, Jorpati-Kajimane, Sidhuwa-Jitpur and Bhadetar-Rajarani road sections of Ddhankuta.