Naagdhunga road full of potholes again

February 20, 2020 08:41 am

NAUBISE, Feb 20: The vital road along Nagdhunga, which serves as the main passage to the capital, is full of cracks and potholes although it was repaired just four months ago during the last Dashain festival.  It is being repaired once again after complaints from the commuters. In the view of the upcoming monsoon, the authorities have expedited the repair works. The highway is among the busiest roads in the country with hundreds of light and heavy vehicles and passenger buses passing through everyday.

Investing in infrastructure

February 12, 2020 12:11 pm

An international expert on transport and highway engineering, after making a visit to major road infrastructures in Nepal, commented that there is no single stretch of road in Nepal that is worth of calling a highway. According to this expert, there are certain parameters for any road to be called highway which is determined on the basis of width of the road, engineering design, geometry, quality of pavement, and provision on safety of pedestrians, passengers and vehicles.

ILAM, Jan 23: The new fast track between Ilam and Jhapa will cut short the distance between the two places by almost half, once the road comes into operation.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 14: The six-lane Birgunj-Pathlaiya Road still remains incomplete even though it has already been one and half months since the construction deadline expired.

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

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: There has been a marked rise in wildlife deaths in road accidents on the highways in and around various national parks.

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.

SINDHULI, July 12: The BP and the Mid-hills highways have been obstructed since last night due to the landslide. The BP highway has been blocked due to deposition of landslide debris at Golanjor and Sunkoshi rural municipality, the District Police Office Sindhuli said.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Prime Minister KP Oli on Monday inaugurated the works of laying optical fiber for information highway across the Pushpa Lal Mid-Hill Highway.

BIRGUNJ, April 28: The number of wild animals facing unnatural deaths from being struck by speedy vehicles on the Pathlaiya-Amlekggunj road section along the East-West Highway in Bara.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 2: Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian island nation makes arrangements to pay down $5.9 billion in foreign loans this year.

CHITWAN, Nov 24: Rajendra Tandukar of Kathmandu is quite familiar with Narayanghat-Mugling road section. He was just 24 when he started driving along this route. Now, he is 50. Initially, he drove a company’s vehicle. These days, he has been driving Kathmandu-Chitwan route everyday on his own vehicle which he purchased 12 years ago.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the lower house of parliament inspected the under-construction Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track highway on Thursday even as a section of lawmakers on the committee expressed concern over possible clash of jurisdiction with other parliamentary committees.

NUWAKOT, Aug 3: Transportation has come to a grinding halt for four days along the Pasang Lhamu Highway following a landslide at Tirtire Bhir in Bidur Municipality-10 along the Trishuli-Betrawati section.

Mahakali Highway reopens

July 25, 2018 14:25 pm

BAITADI, July 25: The Satbanjh-Gokuleshwor section of the Mahalaki Highway which had remained closed since the last night following a landslide at Bangabagar has re-opened.

BAITADI, July 25: The Mahakali highway has been completely obstructed due to landslide triggered by heavy rainfall last night.

TANAHUN, July 25: As road accidents continue to increase in Mugling-Kotre road section of Prithvi Highway, stakeholders are finally showing concern in minimizing the chances of accidents.

SIRAHA, July 24: In 2011, the foundation stone laid for the construction of a bridges over Kamala and Balan rivers offered a huge respite to the locals of Saptari, Siraha and Dhanusha. This bridge was expected to speed up the development process of the region. The locals were elated as they were finally about to realize their dreams which remained unfulfilled since the Rana regime.

POKHARA, July 19: Gandaki Province has demanded that the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road section that connects Nepal with China should be under its purview.

Pasang Lamhu highway obstructed

July 17, 2018 10:20 am

​RASUWA, July 17: The Pasang Lamhu highway at Rasuwa has been obstructed due to landslide induced by rain. Attempt to reopen the highway is ongoing, according to Krishna Paudel, chief district officer.

SINDHULI, July 15: Transport entrepreneurs on Saturday obstructed vehicular movement on the BP Highway for three hours, in a bid to pressure the government to reverse its decision to ban the movement of large vehicles on the highway.

MAKWANPUR, July 13: Landslides at Sisneri and Fakhel has obstructed the Hetauda Kathmandu road since early morning today.

RASUWA, July 11: Traffic along the Pasang Lhamu highway has been disrupted after a dozer went phut at Grang in the district on Wednesday.

Mid-hills Highway in a sorry state

July 11, 2018 10:52 am

PANCHTHAR, July 11: A road accident at Chitre along the Mid-hills Highway on Monday killed one and injured nine people. The jeep, which met with the accident, was half immersed in the muddy road and is said to have veered off the road.

CHINA, June 30: Police say 10 people have been killed and another 10 injured in a head-on collision between a passenger coach and a truck on a highway in central China.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Forum for Protection of Consumer Rights Nepal has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court, seeking an order to the government for allowing larger passenger and cargo vehicles on BP Highway.

Landslide obstructs BP Highway

June 15, 2018 09:48 am

KATHMANDU, June 15: The BP highway has been obstructed since early morning today after landslide, and flood along the Mangaltar-Nepalthok road section, according to Traffic Check Post’s assistant sub-inspector, Umesh Thapaliya.

Landslide blocks Karnali Highway

June 13, 2018 12:35 pm

KALIKOT, June 13: Karnali Highway has been blocked due to landslides triggered by  heavy rainfalls on Tuesday night.

RASUWA, June 10: The shortage of construction materials has halted the repair and maintenance work of Pasang Lhamu Highway.

SINDHULI, June 9: The local administration of Sindhuli has completely banned the operation of heavy vehicles along the BP Highway four days after the Supreme Court (SC) issued an order to this effect.

TAPLEJUNG, June 8:The construction of the North-South Highway that had remained halted along Tapethok- Olangchunghola section for the past 24 days due to obstructions from the people of Lelep of Phaktalung Rural Municipality-6 has resumed from today.

BUTWAL, June 8: The Butwal-Palpa section of the Siddhartha highway has become obstructed this morning.

DHADING, June 5: Large quantity of expired foods such as noodles, biscuits, juice and junk foods were seized and destroyed during a surprise market monitoring at the Prithvi Highway, according to Assistant Chief District Officer Dholak Raj Dhakal.

KATHMANDU, Jun 4: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking a stay order on the decision made by the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport to allow heavy vehicles to ply the BP Highway.

SINDHULI, June 4: Locals have expressed concerns over the government's recent decision to permit heavy vehicles on the BP Highway. They are worried about the future of the road after the government allowed heavy vehicles to operate on the road.

BHAKTAPUR, June 3: Family and relatives of Deepak Khyaju of Nikosera of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-9 in Bhaktapur who was killed Saturday after a bus hit his motorcycle have disrupted the Araniko Highway at Radhe Radhe today, demanding action ( under murder case) against the bus driver and proper compensation to the victim.

BUTWAL, June 1: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall near Siddhababa, Palpa of the Siddhartha highway has blocked transportation from early morning hours.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Despite the high risk of road accidents along the BP Highway, the Department of Transportation Management has decided to allow vehicles of up to 32-seats and cargo trucks weighing up to 16 tons to use the highway.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Department of Transport Management has issued new directives for public vehicles movement permissions in the BP Highway at Dhulikhel-Sindhuli road section.

DHANGADHI, May 25: It has already been seven years since a contracting company ‘Lama Sherpa Shalpa Biruwa JV’ was awarded the contract to build a bridge over the Kandra River along the Postal Highway, a project of national pride.

RASUWA, May 23: Pasang Lhamu Highway that connects Kathmandu and China is going to be halted for two hours today.

POKHARA, May 21: The Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City (PLMC) is to remove all the structures not meeting the stipulated standard that are constructed alongside the highway from local Prithvi Chowk to Talchowk.

SINDHULI, May 19: Public vehicles having more than 18 seats have been prohibited for operation along the BP Highway. The decision to this end was taken, bearing in mind road safety and safe travel.

PALPA, May 14(RSS): A section of the Siddhartha Highway has been blocked by a landslide at Tinau Rural Municipality-3 in Palpa in the wee hours today.

NEPALGUNJ, April 30 : Excavators are seen extracting sands and gravel from Samshergunj area of Rapti river round the clock. Mini and heavy trucks transport them to the crusher machines lined up on riverbanks and from there to their final destinations.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Following the government's aggressive stand against transport syndicates, the cartels along the Arniko Highway resumed their bus services on Thursday, discontinuing their recently-declared strikes for an 'indefinite period'.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Eleven transport committees forming a cartel on the Arniko Highway halted their services on Wednesday, demanding that the government revoke the route permit awarded to Mayur Yatayat, a newly introduced bus service that poses a challenge to the cartel.

Locals stand up against syndicate, escort Mayur Yatayat's bus

BAJURA, April 2: People of Tipada at Badimalika Municipality-5 in Bajura have blocked the Sanfe-Martadi Highway since this morning, citing that they were not compensated for their land that was acquired in course of the highway construction.

JUMLA, March 14: Hira Adhikari, 27, died in a road accident along the Karnali Highway this past week. A resident of Guthichaur Rural Municipality, he was hit by a tractor. Eyewitness claim that she was only wounded when the tractor hit her initially, but then the tracker reversed and crushed her to death.