TANAHUN, Jan 21: Demolition of houses along the eastern section of the Mugling-Pokhara road has begun in Damauli Bazar area, the district headquarters of Tanahun.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Four years ago, a car running at Balkumari road section in Lalitpur suddenly hit an electric pole. The then in-charge of Lalitpur Traffic Office and Police Inspector Sitaram Hachhethu reached the spot. While investigating the cause of the incident, police found that the accident occurred due to a health issue of the driver rather than his negligence.

GALKOT (Baglung), Sept 19: Three roads in Baglung Municipality are to be asphalted with the grant assistance of the World Bank. The World Bank and the Municipality had signed a MoU for this project in 2020.

POKHARA, Sept 10: Renowned trekking entrepreneur, Tikaram Sapkota, once offered comprehensive 28-day packages for adventurous tourists embarking on the awe-inspiring Annapurna trek, but things have dramatically changed over the past 15 years.

Obstructed Myade road section resumes

August 24, 2023 12:51 pm

DAMAULI, Aug 24: Traffic on the Myade road section in Tanahun district along the Prithvi Highway that was obstructed due to landslides, has resumed.

Kathmandu, Aug 17: The government has blacktopped 820 kilometers of road and constructed 222 bridges across the country in the last fiscal year.

JHAPA, July 1: Mechinagar municipality has named roads after two martyrs of Jhapa.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Tourists visiting Rara Lake in Mugu district are facing difficulties due to the lack of a proper accessible road.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Although the Tatopani trade route between Nepal and China has been put into operation, the poor condition of the road has increased the risk of accidents.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister Prakash Jwala has said that the work on the Nakkhu-Bhaisepati road section will be completed by mid-June.

MYAGDI, April 19: The Beni-Jomsom road that links the trans-Himalayan district of Mustang with the national highway in Myagdi has been closed for six hours a day since Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The two short distance roads to enter Kathmandu from Hetauda via Kulekhani will be closed for upgrading. Chitlang-Chandragiri-Thankot road and Kulekhani-Sisneri-Chaimale-Dakshinkali road section is also closed for upgrading.

JOMSOM, March 13: The blacktopping of a road linking Thasang Rural Municipality's Khanti and Mustang district headquarters Jomsom has started.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said the second phase of the Ring Road widening project would be accelerated.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Narayan Kaji Shrestha has pledged to take the initiative to repair the damaged roads in the Kathmandu Valley at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The work of blacktopping the access road of Kushmisera Bazar, the center of Jaimini Municipality connecting the Kaligandaki Corridor, has been resumed. Earlier, the road-paving work was started in partnership with the federal government, the provincial government and the local government, but it was halted. Only one kilometer of the road was paved.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The work of blacktopping the access road of Kushmisera Bazar, the center of Jaimini Municipality connecting the Kaligandaki Corridor, has been resumed.

BHARATPUR, Oct 27: The construction of the road from Sahidchowk in Narayanghat to Baikunthchowk, Dharmachowk and reaching Kachapchechowk has been stalled as the contractor company delayed the construction making various excuses.

MAHENDRANAGAR, August 29: The mega infrastructural and development projects which are being implemented in Kanchanpur have witnessed snail-paced progress.

KATHMANDU, August 9: The construction of the road section from Hetauda in Makwanpur to Kathmandu has started.

Muddy in monsoon, dusty in winter

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LALITPUR, July 25: Shivram Khadka of Tika Bhairav, Godavari Municipality-6 in Lalitpur, walks the four-kilometer road every day to take his daughter to and from college. But as the road is in a sorry state, he has to suffer a lot during the back and forth. He said that earlier the college bus used to come till Tika Bhairav, but now, due to the ongoing blacktopping of the Pangaon-Chapagaon road, the bus service is being operated only up to Chapagaon Chowki due to which not only him but many others are facing difficulties during their travel.

DAMAULI, July 20: The Yampa-Anbukhaireni section of road along the Prithvi Highway has been obstructed in Tanahun.

GORKHA, July 12: The Nepal Army has handed over an 18 km stretch of the ‘11 Kilo Chhepetar Bhaluswara Barpak Road Project’ of Benighat-Arughat-Larkebhanjyang Road. The section from Dharche Rural Municipality-7 Hawadanda to Ward No. 3 Dobhan was handed over to the project office on Monday, said Binod Bhatta, technical officer of Nepal Army.

Obstructed Prithivi Highway resumes

June 29, 2022 15:01 pm

Tanahun, June 29: The obstructed Prithvi Highway has resumed following the removal of landslide debris near Aina Pahara at Aanbukhaireni-2 in Tanahun district. A dozer was deployed to clear the landslide deposition, said the Area Police Office, Aanbukhaireni.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Narayanghat-Butwal road expansion project, which should be completed by the first week of August this year, according to the contract signed for the road project, has witnessed only 18 percent work progress so far.

DAMAULI, June 5: The Yamphaphant-Ghansikuwa section in Tanahun district under the Prithivi Highway will be closed for five hours a day from today as part of the road expansion works under the Mugling-Pokhara road, said the project officials.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The widening drive of Dholahiti-Lele road has not been completed even four years after it started.

GORKHA, Nov 2: The blacktopping on the Chhewetar section of the Bahrakulo-Barpak road in Gorkha has already started peeling off though it was constructed only on Sunday evening.

RASUWA, Oct 16: The road connecting Galchhi-Mailung-Syaphrubesi-Rasuwagadhi has witnessed 62 percent work progress in the first segment of its enhancement project.

Filmmaker Rajat Mukherjee, who was known for his films like ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’, ‘Road’ and others, has passed away. According to the reports, he was dealing with multiple health problems.

SURKHET, Oct 26: Sixty-one-year old Bhim Bahadur Budha of Dharepani is on cloud nine after his village got access to road network. The locals do not have to walk for over five hours carrying heavy loads any more to reach the market place in Bhotechour. Earlier, he used to visit the market twice or thrice a week carrying heavy loads of fruits and vegetables.

TERHATHUM, Oct 4: Locals here in the district are now happy as the finance ministry allocated a budget required to blacktop the Basantapur-Myanglung road that now falls along the Mid-Hill Highway.

BAJURA, Aug 12:Transport service along the Sanfe-Martadi road in Bajura has come to a standstill as it suffered continuous erosion by the Budhiganga River, causing a fall of its earth.

OKHALDHUNGA, Aug 10: The Siddicharan Highway which has been blocked following a landslide a month ago at Thati Bhanjyang and dozen other places in Katari Municipality has resumed on Saturday.

JUMLA, Aug 10: Puja Bhandari of Chandannath Municipality of Jumla was very much aware of the awful condition of the road leading to Surkhet that she never wanted to travel along the route

GORKHA, July 31: The blacktopping of a 30-kilometer stretch of a road in Bapark has come to a standstill as the road project office scrapped the agreement with the contractor, Nagarjun/Trishuli JV, citing extreme negligence in work. The stretch covers one-fourth of the Barhakilo–Barpak road.

MELAMCHI, July 27: The road leading to Charikot of Dolakha from Khadichaur of Sindhupalchowk is to be closed for three days for renovation and maintenance.

KAVRE, July 25: A section of the Araniko Highway that connects the Kathmandu Valley with China has developed innumerable cracks within a year after blacktopping.

SARLAHI, July 23: Two persons died in separate incidents in Sarlahi district. A child Ashish Paswan, 10, son of Sanjay Paswan of Lalbandi municipality-2, died after falling into a ditch constructed for Surya brick kiln.

SINDHULI, July 19: One-way traffic along the Mid-hill Highway resumed on Friday that remained blocked due to the landslides triggered by incessant rains for the past nine days.

KATHMANDU, July 18: A total of 903 people have lost their lives in different road accidents that took place in Kathmandu valley over the past five years.

RUKUM, July 16: Some years back Rukum residents used to get excited with the construction of roads in their surrounding. They thought the roads would improve transportation services in the area and change the face of their area.

NEPALGUNJ, July 15: The recently blacktopped road section of Nepalgunj- Khajura has started peeling off within a month of construction.

MUGU, July 9: Embezzlement of millions of rupees in a road project in Mugu has come to the fore as the project's sub-contractor has approached the district court against the main contractor after not getting the agreed amount.

SIRAHA, July 8: As many as 79 people lost their lives to road accidents in Siraha district in the last 11 months of the current fiscal year 2075-76 BS.

DHADING, July 5: A man died and three others were injured when a mini-truck met with an accident at Kauledanda of Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality-6 in Dhading district on Thursday.

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RASUWA, June 23: The Syafrubesi-Rasuwagadhi road section of the Galchhi-Trishuli-Rasuwa Gadhi highway has been obstructed since last night at Lingling due to the landslide triggered by incessant rainfall.

RASUWA, June 22: Upgrade of road connecting to Rasuwagadhi has begun. As the roads has degraded and the area is prone to accident, construction has begun. Division Road Office, Nuwakot has divided the work into two blocks that are Betrawati to Kalikasthan and Shyaubari to Dhunche.

KAILALI, June 21: This year Gauriganga Municipality did not sanction any budget for the road connecting Badhaipur and Talbanda despite its dilapidated condition.