KATHMANDU, Sept 22: As many as 1,200 army personnel are engaged in construction work on the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway project, the army said. The personnel range from rank and file to officers informed General Khand. “Each person gets Rs 150 per day in additional remuneration for non-risk work and Rs 550 if the work involves risk,” he informed.
The army is now earth-cutting 6.01 million cubic meters of soil and refilling 890,000 cubic meters. It has also cut down over 19,619 trees and handed over the timber in prescribed log sizes to the Department of Forests and forest consumer committees. Likewise, it has already built eight camps along the way while two more are under construction.