Highway dispute mediation service to lift enforced highway closures
A highway dispute mediation service is to be started here with an objective of lifting the highway closures enforced by different parties as a result of disputes between them, RSS reports.
Over 40 highway arbitrators have agreed to provide the mediation.
The mediation service would be effective on the Prithvi Highway from Naubise in Dhading district and Mauwakhola of Chitwan district to Narayanghat area, and from Muglin in Tanahun district up to Damauli.
The initiation of the highway mediation service is expected to help resolve the problem of the closure of highways by different parties.
"It is expected that the passengers and vehicles will no longer have to endure long hours of highway closures after the start of the mediation services; even if there are occasional highway closures, they would be resolved by the mediators, " said Bodh Narayan Shrestha, President of the Committed Society for Change-Nepal (COSOC-Nepal), a local community organization that took the initiation for having the highway mediation service started.
The incubation of the highway mediation service took place in course of the three-day training on talks, dialogue and mediation organised under the Road Safety and Peace Building Programme conducted by COSOC and UMN Dhading cluster.
Representatives of the police and social organizations operating in Dhading, Chitwan and Tanahun districts and 24 people living in different areas along the Prithvi Highway attended the training held at local Baireni on Sunday. nepalnews.com