Monday, 15 August 2016
Kathmandu soon is going to have a 8 lane ring road from Kalanki to Kotesswor in the aid of Chinese government. Vice president Paramananda Jha along with Chinese State councilor Yang Jiechi combinely laid the foundation stone for the project. The total length of the road is 9 km. The road consists of the combined package of footpath bicycle path and 8 lane vehicle path (4 km each side). Apart from that, there will be an under pass of about 8oo meters at Kalanki to ease traffic movement. Three new bridges will be built to cover different rivers. The expandable road project is only one third of the total ring road.
The present 27 km ring road was also constructed with an aid of china’s Government some three decades ago. After the completion of first phase of road expansion, department of road is planning to extend the remaining portion of the road. Nepal Government had already signed an agreement with Shanghai Construction Group one years back. The project is estimated to complete in 3.5 years with an estimated budget of 4.368 billion.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.