Traffic resumes on Araniko Highway

BHAKTAPUR: Vehicular movement on the Jadibuti-Gatthaghar section of Araniko Highway resumed on Thursday.

The section of the highway had been obstructed following the death of Purna Krishna Kutu who had been hit by a bus owned by the Bhaktapur Minibus Service Committee yesterday. The traffic resumed after the talks held between the kin of the victims and officials of the bus service committee reached an agreement to provide compensation to the victim’s family this afternoon.

The obstruction was withdrawn after the bus service committee agreed to provide Rs 6 lakhs to the victim's family as compensation, treatment for the injured and punishment for driver Raj Thapa. Five persons including driver Thapa were injured in yesterday's incident.

The meeting was held under the coordination of Deputy Superintendent of Police Kiran Bajrachrya at Thimi Metropolis Police Circle. Purna Krishna Kutu of Kaushaltar-15 had died yesterday after a minibus had hit him.

The situation in Thimi, Kaushaltar, Balkot and Lokanthali to Jadibuti road section was tense since yesterday morning.

Daughter of Purna Krishna Kutu, Pooja Kutu, who was also injured in the accident, has returned home after medical treatment. Meanwhile, Nawaraj Rokka of Janagal, Kavre, is in a critical condition and is undergoing treatment in Global Hospital.