KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Renu Kumari Yadav has instructed the authorities concerned for the completion of the under-construction Nakkhu-Bhainsepati-Bungamati road project in Lalitpur by mid-April this year.
During her field inspection of the project today, the minister said she saw no issues to complete the project within the above-mentioned time. She said that the project failed to report progress in the past five-six years as the widening works remained halted due to some hurdles. The project faced obstructions as physical structures could not be removed from some locations and now there remains no such condition.
As the minister claimed, she was working to create an atmosphere to accelerate the project after assuming her office. “Earlier, there were physical structures like houses and boundary walls along the project site but now they have been removed and the sewage system has been managed,” she said.
Minister Yadav believes that the project will complete in two months as just works to blacktop the road are awaited. “The contractor companies have been directed to finish the project by mid-April.”
Similarly, the ministry is busy monitoring under-construction road projects for some months, adding that the respective province and local governments, too, were responsible for the monitoring of under-construction road projects and finding out if any issue is hampering the progress.
On the occasion, the minister was accompanied by Ministry Secretary Rabindra Nath Shrestha, Director General of Department of Roads, Shivahari Sapkota including others.
The five-kilometer road project was launched some five years ago. According to the Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project, the project reports 70 percent progress.