January 27, 2021 10:17 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The construction works of Manohara Corridor – an alternative route to Koteswor-Jadibuti-- has been completed.
According to the Division Road Office Kathmandu, the road from Balkumari bridge to bailey bridge through Manohara corridor has been blacktopped. The bailey bridge connects Lokanthali and Narephant of Bhaktapur.
Division Chief Kunwar Nepal shared that the corridor construction that started some eight years ago is now completed.
He said the completion of the construction is expected to reduce traffic congestion on the Koteshwor-Jadibuti section since vehicles bound for Bhaktapur from Lalitpur can travel directly via Balkumari.
He also said that many people are not aware of the completion of corridor construction. "Traffic flow along the Koteshwor-Jadibuti would slash with the rise in the use of the corridor".
The 1.2 kilometers long corridor was constructed at a cost of 150 million rupees. The Balkhu-Balkumari corridor along the Bagmati river has already come into operation. With this, any vehicle can move to Bhaktapur from Balkhu without reaching the main road.
In order to allay traffic pressure on the main roads, the government has continued the construction of corridors along the Bagmati and its auxiliary rivers. Corridor construction is gaining momentum along the Bagmati, Dhobikhola, Nakkhu, Bishnumati and Manoharakhola.