Concrete bridge to connect three districts

Published On: February 6, 2018 02:46 AM NPT By: Shamsher Bikram GC

PYUTHAN, Feb 5:  Every year during monsoon, transportation comes to a halt in Jhimruk Rural Municipality-1, Sautamare of Pyuthan district due to the swollen river. However, locals here are elated that they will no longer have to go through such ordeal after the construction of a concrete bridge. The Gartang River makes it challenging for people to move from one place to another in monsoon.

The locals here are obliged to walk on foot from June to October as the vehicular movement gets obstructed. "We are obliged to walk on foot from this village to Gulmi during monsoon," said Puna Pun Magar. Locals had time and again urged the concerned authorities for a bridge and fortunately their demand is finally being addressed. The under-construction bridge of Gartang River, which connects Pyuthan, Argakhanchi and Gulmi districts, has been considered as a milestone for the development of all three districts. "This bridge will not just establish a better relationship between our neighboring districts but will also help to flourish our businesses," added Magar.

The students of Janabikash Vidhyalaya of Sautamare have long been travelling through the dilapidated bridge while commuting to their school. But during rainy season, students don't even dare to go to school due to the fear of being washed away by the swollen river. The construction of a permanent bridge will increase the number and attendance of students, according to Kalapana GC, principal of the school. 

"I happy that my students will no longer have to risk their lives by travelling through a dilapidated suspension bridge," said principal GC.

Dhurba Raj Khanal, chief of ward-1 of Jhimruk, informed that this bridge will be constructed with a total investment of Rs 13.3 million and will be completed before mid-July later this year. The project has already been handed over to the contractors.



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