Incident Reports

Gagan Thapa stages sit-in over road construction delay


Bagmati, Lalitpur, Lalitpur

Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker representing Kathmandu-4 Gagan Thapa staged a sit-in at an office of Department of Roads (DoR) on Friday to protest delay in road construction.

Leader Thapa along with locals staged a sit-in at the DoR office in Chakupat as construction companies that were awarded contracts some nine years ago are yet to complete works.

Locals have agitated after the department is preparing to extend the contract period by two years. They have claimed that the construction companies have achieved progress of only 20 percent.

Leader Thapa said that they will resort to Singhadurbar-centric protest if their demands are not heeded.

Some 12 roads are under construction in the constituency. Shailung Construction Company has got a contract for most of the roads.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Entity Nepali Congress
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Bara