MYAGDI — As many as 2,500 households have been benefitted with the construction of 11 suspension bridges at various places in Myagdi district this year.
The construction of the bridges has not only eased travel to the locals but has also helped promote tourism in these areas.
Among the 11 suspension bridges constructed in the district this year is the 365.8 metres long bridge at Raghuganga rural municipality-1.
This is the longest suspension bridge in the country and was built at a total cost of Rs 27 million 990 thousand 100. This bridge was constructed by the District Technical Office, Myagdi.
The remaining 10 bridges are constructed by the District Technical Office, the Trail Bridge Support Unit (TBSU), SWAP, local levels, communities and local NGOs.
The total cost of these 10 bridges is Rs 300 million 439 thousand 464. A population of 14,546 of 2,503 households has been benefitted from these bridges.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.