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Friday, 2 December 2016

Govt to construct Nagdhunga-Thankot tunnel road

Posted by Anup Baral | December 02, 2016 :
The government is set to construct a tunnel road to ease existing problem of traffic jam at the Nagdhunga-Thankot road section. The Department of Roads has completed the survey study for the construction of the 2.5 kilometer road connecting Sisnekhola to Basnetchhap in Nagdhunga. Deputy Director General and Chief of the Nagdhunga Tunnel Road Project, Sanjay Kumar Shrestha informed taht the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide the loan at one per cent interest rate for the next 40 years for the project. According to him, the Department estimates the construction cost at Rs 15 billion. The Project is expected to begin to commence the construction work within the next one and half years. Thousands of vehicles to and from Kathmandu are compelled to queue for hours to cross the road due traffic pressure in the narrow road at Nagdhunga-Thankot route. RSS

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