Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Mechi bridge construction delay upsets locals

Posted by Anup Baral September 21, 2016 :
Present Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Panning and Works Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar laid the foundation stone of Mechi Bridge near Bhadrapur years ago.Since then, the locals have witnessed such programs of laying the foundation of the same bridge time and again. Yet, the Mechi bridge is yet to be constructed even now, much to the dismay of the locals. “We were hoping that the completion of the bridge would bring us some respite,” said Gopal Shrestha, a local of Bhadrapur bazar. “Though the bridge was supposed to get the final touches long ago, we are still waiting for its completion even after seven years.” The first announcement of the construction of the Mechi bridge by the government dates back to 51 years. The bridge stands as a symbol of the government's slack pace of work. Successful construction of the bridge is expected to boost economic activities of the locals. The bridge would significantly boost trade with the southern neighbor, India. However, the locals have been facing lots of hardship due to the delay in completion of the bridge. They still have to risk their lives every monsoon by relying on boat to cross the river.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.