Locals protest dust pollution

Published On: March 17, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

ITAHARI, March 17: Local residents living near the roads leading to the religious centre of Barahachettra demonstrated against the dust pollution they said was a result of carelessness on part of the Department of Road and local government. 

The Kanchichowk Nadaha section of the road under Barachettra municipality is under construction and has made life difficult for the locals with dust pollution and piles of construction materials. The locals have also obstructed traffic saying that the condition has led to increasing road accidents as well. "It’s a nightmare for pedestrians and also travelling in rickshaw and cycle," local Pushpa Pokharel said. 

The road passes through ward no. 17 of Itahari municipality, 6 and 7 of Ramdhuni municipality and 4,5 and 6 of Barachettra municipality. 

Local resident Hem Narayan Rajdhami said the DoR and the local level governments were called for help repeatedly but to no avail. Hence, we have been compelled to obstruct traffic on the road. RSS

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