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PM directs authorities to repair Kathmandu roads within 15 days

KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the concerned authority to repair the eoads of Kathmandu within 15 days.

PM Deuba on Sunday summoned ministers, secretaries and department heads of the ministers concerned with construction and repair of roads, water supply and electricity and directed them to repair the potholes and the water drainage pipe that are posing a serious threat to the lives of general public.

The PM issued such directive after rising incidents of people falling into pits and drains in the Capital.

Saying that the government was ready to allocate additional budget for the purpose PM Deuba strictly instructed the authorities concerned to repair the road cavities in the Capital.

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He also ordered the chief of concerned departments to visit the sites and take stock of the ground reality.

Last Friday, a flood on road swept away Binita Phuyal, a grade three student, in Nepaltar of the Capital. Binita dieed in course of the treatment while another school girl Satya Sapkota fell into a pit not visible due to flood in Samakhusi, Kathmandu. She, however, was immidiately rescued by locals.