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Vehicle used by erstwhile Bardibas Municipality mayor now turned into an ambulance

Independent candidate Chhetri won the Municipality mayor in the recently held local election.

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MOHOTTARI: MAY. 27 – Newly elected mayor of Bardibas Municipality in Mahottari district, Prahlad Kumar Chhetri has announced not to use government vehicles for office work.

He would instead use private vehicles and the government vehicle used by the erstwhile mayor would be used to instead carry patients to hospitals.

“The government vehicle used by former mayors will be used to carry poor people to the hospital,” he said. Those availing the transportation service should get recommendations from the respective ward committee as declaring themselves poor people, according to the Municipality.

Independent candidate Chhetri won the Municipality mayor in the recently held local election. Similarly, Tara Devi Mahato from Chhetri’s panel bagged deputy mayor. Other candidates from his panel won chairs in ward-1, 7, 13 and 14.

Chhetri’s panel had a clean sweep in ward-1.

Another promise of mayor Chhetri is to make maternity service at Bardibas Hospital effective. Likewise, he announced to add Rs 1,000 to the transportation fare each given by the government to pregnant women for their regular checkups and delivery.

The government has been providing Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 each to pregnant women of mountainous, hilly and Tarai areas respectively as transportation fares.

Similarly, newly elected mayor of Matihani Municipality Hari Prasad Mandal has pledged to purchase a fire engine and announced to provide bicycles for free to girl students of grade 11 of all government schools within the Municipality.

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