MYAGDI — Beni-Jomsom road will be shut for eight hours from Friday to accelerate the upgrading task, said the District Administration Office (DAO).
A meeting of transport entrepreneurs, local body representatives, contractors and project officials, in coordination with the DAO, held on Tuesday evening took a decision to this effect.
As per the schedule, the road section will be shut from 7:30 to 11:30 in the morning, and 2:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon.
Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Adhikari said, “The road closure move was taken to complete the project in time.”
“The upgrading task of the 76-kilometer road was underway into various four sections for the past six months. Under the upgrading work, the road will be blacktopped,” said Indra Singh Sherchan, supervisor for the Sharma Gajurmukhi JV, one of the contractors.
Sharma United JV is working on Galeshwor-Bhurung-Tatopani road whereas Sharma Gajurmukhi JV has been contracted to reconstruct Tatopani-Kobang road section, according to a project official.
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.