Chandragiri Municipality to facilitate students, workers in their travel home
The Chandragiri Municipality is to make arrangements for the travel of students and workers temporarily residing within the municipality to the nearest highway to their home.
The municipality is making this arrangement for the students and workers stranded due to the second phase lockdown and who want to go to their homes in districts outside of Kathmandu. The government announced the first phase lockdown from March 24 and it has extended it till April 7 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Municipality spokesperson Haribhakta Maharjan said the municipality has decided to make arrangements for dropping the students and daily wagers living in rented rooms in the municipality to the nearest highway to their homes. He said the municipality will arrange for vehicles for dropping the students and workers to the nearest highway to their homes. According to him, the municipality will make arrangements for taking them by vehicles to various destinations on the highway from Mechi in the east to Mahakali in the west.
In this connection, the municipality has urged the students and workers who want to go to their homes to provide their details to the municipality. Meanwhile, Mayor Ghanashyam Giri said the municipality has handed the personal protection equipment (PPE) to various health institutions in the municipality taking into account the health of the health workers working at these facilities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The municipality has also sprayed the ‘hydrochloride’ disinfectant at the settlements along the Nagdhunga-Kalanki road section and along the inner roads. The Chandragiri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has distributed facemasks at every ward of the municipality.
It distributed 3,000 units of masks to the deprived communities amidst the shortage of face masks. There are 15 municipality wards in the Chandragiri Municipality which is the largest municipality in the Bagmati State. —