ROLPA- A deputation of Rolpa district has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Province 5, Shanker Pokhrel, protesting over the shifting of some government offices from the district to another place.
The memorandum states that important government offices providing services to the people in the district for long have been moved to another district.
The delegation led by the District Coordination Committee (DCC), Rolpa chief Raj Bahadur Budha submitted the memo to the Chief Minister on Wednesday.
The delegation comprised people’s representatives, political party representatives, civil organizations and journalists.
“It is very regrettable that the government offices are being transferred to other districts one after another,” the memorandum states.
It is also stated that although an all-sides group from the district on June 17, 2018 handed over a similar memorandum to the Prime Minister through the Chief District Officer, it was not heard.
The memo states that the Urban Development and Building Construction Division Office, the Sahid Marga Road Project Office, the District Technical Office, the District Soil Conservation Office and the Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-division Office have been moved to another district neglecting the demand of the district people.
It further states that the latest shifting of even the District Health Office from the district by a decision of the Ministry of Social Development on November 18 has made the people of the district much concerned.
Expressing serious objection to the shifting of some half dozens of offices that had been providing service since long from the district to another district under pressure from people who have access to power and without consulting with the people and their representatives, the memorandum calls for the prompt reinstatement of these offices.Follow @gorkhapost
Deteriorating bridges increase road accidents in Bara and Rautahat
RAUTAHAT- The road accidents are taking place almost every day owing to deteriorating condition of a dozen of bridges constructed along the East-West Gandak Canal for convenient movement of the people.
In lack of timely necessary maintenance and proper oversight as well as rampant operation of vehicles breaching traffic rules, the risks of road mishaps have gone up.
The frequency of road accident has increased with the bridges constructed along the Gandak canal in Parsa, Bara and Rautahat districts turning to sorry state of affairs, said locals.
The surface and rally of the bridges are almost in broken state when the heavy vehicles including loaded trucks, big buses and tractors are plying over the bridge.
Locals further noted that the bridges were constructed for the operation of small vehicles required for running the irrigation system.
Likewise, the old bridges constructed over Jamuni, Tiyar, Triveni and Aruwa rivers flowing through Bara and Rautahat districts also have witnessed cracks in different places.
Dozens of big accidents had already taken place nearby the deteriorating bridges due to operation of heavy vehicles. Hundreds of people had lost their lives in the fatal road accidents that took palce around the bridges.
Binod Paswan, a local of Bara, said that questions are being raised which agency should take responsibility for the routine maintenance of the bridges which have increased higher chances of road accidents.Follow @gorkhapost