Ramechhap, November 15
Vehicular movement along the rural road sections in Ramechhap resumed this week after a five-month long hiatus caused by the monsoon.
Various road sections in rural parts of the district were not accessible from May/June this year because of the damage caused by the monsoon rains.
Chudamani Shrestha a local of Bamti VDC said that the Dhose-Singati and Garjung-Deurali road sections came into operation this week. He said that Tata Sumo vehicles, buses and other four-wheelers have been ferrying passengers to Bamti-Gumdel, Kasthali-Chyadal, Deurali and other main bazaar areas in the district.
He informed that the Gupteshwor and Bhuji road sections however, are yet to come into operation.
The road sections reportedly became accessible after the VDCs repaired them. The resumption of vehicular movement has allowed basic necessities such as food items, medicines, medicinal herbs, and other products to reach Ramechhap.
The Sanghutar Road section that was damaged throughout Dashain and Tihar has also been repaired and is now operation.
This has brought huge respite to passengers who were otherwise forced to push vehicles through the road section for a whole day to reach the district headquarters.
Lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada of Okhaldhunga had raised the issue of damaged roads in the Parliament after the issue was publicised in various media.
The Department of Roads had then started the repair work.
A version of this article appears in print on November 16, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.