Dhading, December 5
Locals looked elated after vehicles started plying to the remote settlements of Jharlang Village of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality in Dhading.
The road network has been connected after the construction of an eight-kilometre stretch of motorable road from Dundarekhola to Jharlang.
The vehicles reached the human settlements after a temporary bridge was constructed over Dundurekhola. A permanent bridge over Dundurekhola has been under construction for the past two years.
Rural municipality Chair Ran Bahadur Tamang said the vehicles had been brought into operation from the temporary bridge even though the permanent bridge was being constructed.
The motorable road from Dundurekhola to Garsyong constructed with Rs 45 lakh was inaugurated on Monday.
Tamang said vehicles from Kathmandu could directly reach Dhadingbesi and other rural areas after construction of the motorable road. “Earlier, locals were compelled to reach the villages after walking for hours,” he added.
Tamang said the villagers had been facing tough time due to lack of road network. He added that people from Jharlang, Lapa, Reegaun, Sertung and Tipling had benefited from the construction work in rural areas. Manga Tamang, a social campaigner, said the villagers had found it much easier to reach the district headquarters after vehicles began to ply the road.
A version of this article appears in print on December 06, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.