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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Budget unveils big plans for infrastructure in Kathmandu

Posted by Anup Baral June 25, 2017 :
An overhead bridge at Koteshwor and a pedestrian bridge at Dhobighat have been completed in the first phase of the Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Project (KRRIP). Out of the total six new bridges that the project had planned to complete by July 2018, construction work is yet to start on overhead bridges at Gwarko and Bagdol and pedestrian bridges at Satdobabto and Sanepa.

Blacktopping of the 5-km stretch between Koteshwor and Ekantakuna is expected to be completed before monsoon in 2017, according to the KRRP. Forty-eight percent of the project works, including opening of tracks, wall constructions, drainage and sub-grade constructions, said Ganesh Jha, director of the KRRIP at the Department of Roads. According to Jha, half the estimated budget has already been utilised for the project being executed under the Chinese assistance at an outlay of Rs 5.13 billion.

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