Rajbiraj, May 24: Day-to-day life of the general public here has been hampered by the excessive rise in the temperature that has been recorded since the past week.

Shops have remained closed during the day and local markets have also been affected as consumers from the rural parts of the district have not been able to come to the market due to the rise in the mercury.

Rickshaw pullers and pushcart drivers say that they have been compelled to pass out their days by sleeping in absence of any customers due to the intense heat.

Public offices like land tax and district administration at the district headquarters have also recorded a decline in the number of general public visiting the offices for various purpose.

Meanwhile, the number of people coming to the Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Rajbiraj for treatment of communicable diseases like diarrhoea, jaundice and dysentery is also on the rise said the hospital.

Private clinics have also been receiving such patients and people suffering from various kind of fever in large numbers as a result of heated temperature, it is learnt

The increasing temperature added by the absence in rainfall since the long time is also said to have affected chaite dhan or paddy cultivation.

The temperature here is presently hovering in between 35 to 40 degree Celsius.