CHITWAN, June 7: Tourists entrepreneurs are excited with the vehicular movement for 24 hours a day along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section.
The road section that remained closed for six hours during day hour has come into operation round the clock after the completion of first-level of blacktopping.
Chairperson of Regional Hotel Association, Suman Ghimire, said that tourists willing to visit Chitwan were compelled to change their destinations towards other places including Pokhara due to traffic jam along the road section following the closure of vehicular movement for six hours a day.
Ghimire further said that number of tourists visiting Chitwan was decreased by 15-20 per cent due to the road. There was no smooth vehicular movement along the road section due to road expansion drive started three years ago.
Similarly, senior Vice-Chairperson Deepak Bhattarai said that package program targeting tourists was affected following the closure of vehicular movement.
He said that the number of tourists visiting Chitwan, Sauraha would increase with smooth vehicular movement along the road section.
Sauraha Chairperson of Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal, Gokarna Giri, said that the number of tourists visiting Chitwan is increasing along with round-the-clock operation of vehicular movement along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section. RSS