Daiji-Jogbudha road construction at snail’s pace

Published On: April 16, 2024 06:44 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MAHENDRANAGAR (KANCHANPUR), April 16: The locals here have been worried over the snail-paced construction of the Daiji-Jogbudha roadway. The contract for the construction of the roadway was awarded six years ago.

The Physical Infrastructure Development Office here admitted that the 13-km stretch at Chhela of Bedkot Municipality was much delayed.

Nagarjun Construction was contracted for the construction at the cost of Rs 210 million, but the work speed is negligible, according to Office chief Yognedra Bahadur Adhikari.

Once the road is constructed, it would be easier for the people to travel to hilly districts of Sudurpaschim Province, including Dadeldhura from Kanchanpur.

Adhikari further said, "The construction has not stopped, but the pace is very slow. Nearly 8-km of the roadway has been blacktopped, while the remaining 5-km is in shambles."

A landslide which occurred two years back had damaged the gabion wire and drains, which are awaiting reconstruction.

The locals from Bedkot Municipality-3 complain that the concerned sides failed to pay adequate attention to complete the 21-km road in time.

However, Ward Chairman Mohan Bahadur Gurdhami said that they were urging the contractors and engineers from the local level to complete the remaining sections of the road. "We've also drawn the attention of the provincial government to prod the concerned sides to speed up the construction works," he stated.

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