PALPA, Dec 12: A contractor firm has started repairing roads in Palpa taking advantage of the strike enforced by political parties.
The political parties have been stressing on upgrading roads during strike, saying that it is a suitable time for road upgradation as no vehicles ply the road during this period. The district has remained closed since the last ten days but the protestors have not hampered the road upgrading works.
Local political parties have called the strike to protest against the constitution amendment bill that proposes to split five hill districts from Province 5.
A total of 6.25 km of road, including road sections between Buspark-Mission Eye Hospital, Gaurishankar-Holangdi, Bandevi-Laxmi School, Prabhas-Baghkhor are being upgraded.
The road upgradation is underway with a budget of Rs 91.092 million under the assistance of Urban Governance and Development Project: Emerging Town Project (UGDP-ETP).
Biruwa Nirman P Ltd is the contractor of the road upgradation.
According to Dharmendra Thakur, engineer of the construction company, the task of upgrading roads will get completed if there is no disruption in the work from banda enforcers.
Nepali Congress District President Bir Bahadur Rana said that a joint-struggle committee in the district has allowed local contractors to reconstruct and upgrade local roads. “Locals were facing difficulties because of poor road condition. We have asked the construction company to resume road construction and upgrading,” said Rana.