PITHORAGARH: Sunita Arya, a resident of Pithoragarh’s Dharchula, hasn’t seen her daughter — married to a cab driver in Nepal’s Mahendra Nagar — in three months. Sunita’s husband, Raju, who has a garment store in Nepal’s Darchula has furthermore no longer visited his store since the suspension bridge — one of many 5 bridges over Kali river that connect villages along the border— closed for circulate in March after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Sunita’s family is no longer the appropriate one whose source of earnings is locked on the loads of aspect of the border. Narendra Parihar, who lives in Darchula (Nepal), runs a boutique in Dharchula (Pithoragarh) which is lying locked since three months. “I aid being concerned that my store has been infested with bugs and rodents.”