GORKHA, May 17: Snail paced progress on the blacktopping of road in Barpak, the epicenter of the earthquakes of April 2015, has left the locals to continue with travel woes. The project was supposed to complete by now, however owing to the dillydallying by the contractors, not even the graveling of the road has begun so far. With the onset of monsoon season, dusty roads of this area have now become even worse.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Locals of Chandragiri Municipality staged a peaceful protest in the capital on Wednesday, venting their ire against the snail-paced construction of the Kalanki-Nagdhunga road section that has exposed them to prolonged dust pollution.