Stepping up its activities and delivering its promises, the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) has employed 24 job applicants for construction of the trekking route to Batase Jharana.
The Batase Jharana is a waterfall in Shuklaphanta municipality-8 and an important tourist destination for inbound tourists.
According to Ward 8 Chairman Bhadur Singh Mahara, the project involves construction of steps and removal of big stones from the trekking route to facilitate smooth passage of tourists to Batase.
As per project requirements, the trekking route will have a length of 2,600 m and breath of 1.5 m.
The ward office has also come with a plan to connect the trekking route to Belgada, Batase Jharana, Dharapani and Shukla Lake.
In the current fiscal year, 207 people from Municipality-8 were employed under PMEP out of the 424 applicants.
The employed individuals include Dalit, indigenous nationalities, single women and families belonging to disadvantaged sections of the society.