Locals demanding suspension bridge for 15 years in Jajarkot

Although the locals have been demanding the construction of a suspension bridge over the Seureni stream located at Junichande rural municipality 4 and 11 for the last 15 years, it has not been constructed yet.

A local Resham Bahadur Khadka said they have been demanding the building suspension bridge with almost all local leaders from Bhakta Bahadur Shah, members of the then Constituent Assembly, to the present ones till now, but none of them has paid attention in this regard.

Khadka shared that locals of around half a dozen of villages including Luhadaha and Kotang cross the rivulet keeping their lives at the risk.

Many people have lost their lives while cross the stream, mentioned Hari Bahadur Khadka, chairperson of Junichande-4.

“Applications were filed time and again at the then-District Development Committee for the construction of the bridge since 2064 BS. We also informed lawmakers for the same,” he said, adding that the rural municipality has incorporated the issue in its policy and programme for the past six years continuously, but it has not been implemented.

Similarly, the Chief of Primary Health Centre, Kotang, Binod Kumar Shahi, said people visiting the health centre to receive health facilities face problems during the rainy season in the lack of a bridge. Likewise, businessmen also face problems to supply goods in lack of bridge. (RSS)