KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepal Telecom (NT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nepal Army to lay optical fibers along the under-construction Kathmandu-Tarai fast track.
Optical fiber mainly permits the transmission of internet data over longer distances and at higher bandwidths by the means of electromagnetic systems. With the agreement into effect, the NT will be funding the costs that will be incurred in laying the infrastructure in the designated shortest roadway that connects Tarai with the Kathmandu Valley.
NT Managing Director Dilliram Adhikari and project chief of the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track, Brigadier General Bikash Pokharel recently inked the agreement to the effect. Since 2017, Nepal Army has taken the construction of the expressway under its jurisdiction.
The 72.5 km expressway will connect Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Makwanpur and join the East-West Highway at Nijgadh of Bara district.