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Rolpa-Delhi direct bus service begins

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ROLPA — The direct bus service from Rolpa headquarters, Liwang, to New Delhi has come into operation. The Rolpa Transport Private Limited has initiated the service.

With the service coming into operation, people from Rolpa district will feel easy to travel to New Delhi.

Bus services are available to New Delhi every Wednesday. The Delhi-bound bus will travel via Rolpa Liwang, Pyuthan, Bhaluwang and Nepalgunj.

Likewise, Rolpa Transport Pvt Ltd informed that an arrangement has been made for a bus to leave from New Delhi to Rolpa Liwang on every Friday.

Earlier, the Company had initiated day and night coach to New Delhi from the cities like Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Dang.

The Company has also initiated online ticket system in the district for the first time.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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