Nuwakot people demand round the clock opening of road

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People in Nuwakot district have demanded that the road connecting their district to the capital and passing through the Shivapuri National Park be kept open 24 hours

A delegation from the district compising Nepali Congress central committee member Arjun Narsingh KC and UCPN (Maoist) leader Posta Bahadur Bogati drew the attention of the government to this demand in a meeting with Chairman of the Council of Ministers on Sunday.

The delegation also demanded that the entry charge levied on vehicles plying the road be scrapped.The Shivapuri National Park Office has been closing the road at night. The road is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The road from Kathmandu passes through Tokha, Jhor, the Shivapuri National Park and extends to Nuwakot. This road is also called the Tokha-Chhahare Road.

 Leader of the delegation Jagadishwar Narsingh KC said that vehicles heading towards the capital from Nuwakot have to make a long journey via the district headquarters during night time.This route is also the shortest road from Kathmandu to Nuwakot and Rasuwa.

Chairman of the Council of Ministers Regmi is learnt to have assured the delegation that the government would send a team for promptly carrying out on-site study and do the needful towards opening the road during night also based on the report of the team after studying the legal provisions under which roads running through other national parks are being operated during night. RSS

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