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Risky crossing



JANAKPUR: A year has passed since a part of the main bridge that connects several VDCs to Janakpur collapsed but there are no moves to repair it. The bridge is located two kilometres east of Dhanusha District.

Locals of Barmajhiya, Raghunathpur, Sawaila and a dozen other VDCs are forced to risk a river crossing every time they need to go to Janakpur. Many locals have to go to Janakpur for medical reasons. The bridge, which is 15 feet in width, is part of the fast track that connects the eastern VDCs of Dhanusha to Janakpur and is used daily by government vehicles. Still, it has received no attention. Laxman Sah, a jeep driver, says, "I don't have the courage to cross the bridge with passengers in my jeep, so I ask them to get off when we get here." If a foot more of the bridge collapses, the road will be completely blocked.

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