CHITWAN, March 24: The Narayangarh-Mugling road widening costs are to increase at least by Rs 430 million.
The costs are likely to go up due to project time extension, awarding contract on the backdate cost estimation and additional inevitable works during widening drive.
With a target of completing the road widening drive in two years on mid-May 2015, the contract amounting to Rs 2.89 billion was awarded to three contractors (construction companies).
According to Resident Engineer of Narayangarh-Muglin Road Project Consultancy Company Pushkar Regmi, the contract of first section has increased to Rs 689.7 million from originally contracted amount of Rs 606.1 millions.
Likewise, the contract amount for second section has also expanded to Rs 1.10 billion from Rs 976.7 million. The third section has also seen expansion in the cost to Rs 1.41 billion from Rs 1.30 billion.