MUGU, July 1: Ever since Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu, was linked to the national road network on December 16, 2012, every village started constructing roads in their neighbourhood. The competition among the villages resulted in opening of tracks in many areas. But that gave rise to one problem – operation of vehicles without route permit.
Although the then Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai inaugurated vehicular movement along the Nagma-Gamgadhi road with much fanfare, the route permit was provided only after four years.
Except the Nagma-Gamgadhi route, vehicles operating in any other routes are not provided permits by the concerned government body.
Commuter in the district face high risk of accidents due to the poor condition of the roads.
“Since the vehicles have not obtained route permits, insurance is not covered and compensation denied in case of accidents,” said Chairperson of Rara Chhayanath Transports Bus Entrepreneurs Committee, Navaraj Chaulagain.