KATHMANDU, August 4: The Postal Highway, one of the national pride projects, is going to miss another deadline of fiscal year 2022/23 as around 35 percent of the construction work is yet to be completed within the targeted deadline of the next two years.
KATHMANDU, June 3: The construction of the Postal Highway in the district is still in limbo even after completion of two construction terms. The contract for the construction of a 62-km road section from Dokebazaar to Daiji was allotted in 2073 BS with the agreement of completing the project in 30 months. However, the road is still in limbo.
ATTARIYA, March 5: Chairperson of the Development and Technology Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) Kalyani Khadka has directed the stakeholders to complete the construction of the Kailali section of the postal highway in the given deadline.
BARA, Nov 26: The construction of the Birgunj-Kalaiya-Bariyarpur road section of the Postal Highway has picked up pace for the easy movement of devotees coming to Mahagadhimai Municipality to attend the Gadhimai festival.
DHANGADHI, Oct 17: Construction of the postal highway has not gained momentum even though it was declared a national pride project by the government. Contractors responsible for constructing various sections of the highway have been missing one after another deadline. This has worsened as government authorities have also been failing to monitor progress of the project and holding responsible parties accountable.
BIRATNAGAR, Sept 15: The Postal Highway which runs from Jhapa in the east to Kanchanpur in the west touching over 50 rural villages alongside the Indian border is a common dream of the people in the Tarai belt. The project, which is almost a century old, is still not near completion. While its status is ‘under construction’ since the time of Juddha Shamsher, a Rana Prime Minister, the 1792.4 kilometers long road has now been facing compensation-related issues in some parts.
SARLAHI, Aug 31: Mahendra Prasad Karna of Malangawa was a small kid when he first heard of Postal Highway. Elders would say that the road will change the face of the region soon. He was in his teens and the highway was nowhere to be seen.
BARA, April 15: Construction of the Postal Highway, which connects 20 districts of the Tarai belt, has failed to gain much momentum due to delays in land acquisition. The two-lane road has suffered delay at many blocks including Manmat – Kalaiya – Matiarwa. According to concerned officials, locals are not cooperating in the land acquisition process.