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SC stays govt decision allowing heavy vehicles along BP Highway

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has issued an interim order staying the government’s decision that allowed 32-seater passenger buses and vehicles weighing over 16 tons to ply on the BP Highway.

A single bench of Justice Sapana Malla Pradhan, hearing a writ petition filed by advocate Kailash Dahal, on Monday, has issued an interim order to the government to not implement the decision to allow heavy vehicles along the highway.

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The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport on May 27 had allowed 32-seater passenger buses and trucks weighing 16 tons (including cargo) to ply in the highway.

Two previous studies had found that the highway can handle load of up to 10 tons and recommended that only 18-seater vehicles, and trucks weighing less than 10 tons should use the highway.

But the ministry, ignoring the previous studies, allowed 32-seater buses and trucks weighing 16 tons to ply along the highway.

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Bijaya Dashami today

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KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.

The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.

Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.

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The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.

People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.

It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.

The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.

 

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