People in Kalaiya Municipality of Bara on Wednesday obstructed the traffic along the Kalaiya-Birgunj road, demanding that Kaliya should be granted a sub-metropolis status while delineating the local administrative units in the district.
The Kalaiya residents have disowned the proposition made by the Local Level Restructuring Commission of splitting some wards from the municipality and merging them to the proposed Simara-Jitput Sub-metropolis.
“Thousands of people will be affected if Kalaiya is divided. Kalaiya must be kept intact and granted a sub-metropolis status,” said Binod Barai, acting chair of the Bara Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
To press their demand, Kalaiya locals also staged a demonstration, which was led by the Bara Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The protesters also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the District Administration Office.
कलैयालाई उपमहानगरपालिका बनाउन माग गर्दै नगरवासीले बुधबार प्रदर्शनसँगै चक्काजाम गरेका छन् । स्थानीय प्रशासनमार्फत सरकारलाई ज्ञापनपत्र बुझाउँदै उनीहरू विरोधमा उत्रेका हुन् । उद्योग वाणिज्य संघको नेतृत्वमा कलैया–वीरगन्ज चल्ने यातायात अवरुद्ध गरिएको छ । यसैगरी पिपरपाती पचरौतालाई टुक्रयाएको विरोधमा त्यहाँ दिनहुँ प्रदर्शन भइरहेको छ ।