GORKHA, March 24: As soon as he assumed office in September 2015, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli made a promise to replace all the improvised cable crossings known as tuin in the country would be replaced with suspension bridges. He said that tuins, which putt people’s lives at risk, would become extinct within two years.
One of the first promises K P Sharma Oli made when he became the prime minister for the first time in October, 2015 was related to replacing tuins—the dangerous crossings over the rivers made of some combination of iron wires—with suspension bridges.
JUMLA, Jan 19: Tuins are high-risk contraptions for crossing treacherous rivers in the remote reaches of Nepal. Many people in Jumla and neighboring districts have lost their lives trying to use these primitive facilities. They have no choice but to continue using them for the sake of some mobility.
DHANGADHI, July 20Six days ago, two girls went missing after attempting to cross the Bahuli River through a makeshift bridge made of wooden logs, locally known as Sanghu. Bimala Kumari Bohora, 15, and Rinu Kumari Bohora, 9, of Surma Rural Municipality-2 were returning home from school when they got swept away by the river.
DHANGADHI/BAJHANG, May 26: In October 2015, while assuming office as the prime minister for the first time, Prime Minister KP Oli had signed a project to replace the 384 cable crossings, locally known as tuins, across the country, with suspension bridges.
DHADING, May 21: Roaring Trishuli River has sent shivers down his spine several times while crossing the river. Many a times, he even had nightmares in which he trips off the tuin (a makeshift cable crossing) and drowns in the river. Despite such fears, there was no option other than to use the tuin to cross the river for Ram Sharan Sedhai and his fellow villagers of the Siddhalek village.