Incident Reports

Highway blocked demanding road maintenance


Gandaki, Tanahun, Shuklagandaki, Ward 2

On Sunday, local people blocked Dhulegaunda-Kotre route under Prithivi Highway demanding maintenance of the road.

According to Harilal Rimal, one of local residents, due to negligence of concerned authority, maintenance work of the road is delayed and because of this, locals blocked the road. He said, "local as well as provincial government were informed about the issue but they neglected it. Because of which we are forced to block highway."

Due to the blockade, many vehicles travelling Damauli via Pokhara and Pokhara via Damauli are blocked and passengers are affected. About the bad condition of road of this area Provincial Member Asha Koirala had addressed it in Provincial Assembly to bring the Government's attention.          

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
Local Newspaper - Kaski