Govt bars digging up Kathmandu roads during monsoon

Kathmandu, June 8

The Department of Roads has said it will not give permission to dig roads, in particular those located in Kathmandu, for the next three months (mid-June to mid-September).

In a notice, it has said it would not allow any government entity or private organisation to dig up a road under its jurisdiction during the three months of the monsoon.

In the notice, the department asked all government bodies not to dig up roads in the name of putting up drinking water pipes, managing sewage, and setting up electricity and telephone lines during the monsoon.

The department says it is doing so as, during the monsoon, it is impossible to mend the roads on time. All development work will be carried out after September, the notice reads.

The department also says that it will take action against anyone who digs roads during this period.

Apparently, the new provision will affect development works in the country as most of them happen just before mid-July, the end of the fiscal year.

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