BARA, May 21: The Birgunj-Pathlaiya six-lane trade route project, which was to be completed within two years' time, still awaits completion three years after its commencement. Only 50 percent of the construction work has been completed so far.

PANCHTHAR, May 21: Four people were killed in road accidents last month in the rural areas of the district because of narrow roads that are in utterly poor conditions.

DULEGAUDA, May 16: Two years after the expiry of the first deadline for the repair and maintenance of Krishnamarga road that connects Syangja and Tanahun, the work is heading nowhere.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has banned vehicular movement along the Tilganga-Guheshwari road section under pressure from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The UN body had repeatedly written to the PADT not to allow vehicles in the World Heritage Site.

Locals protest sluggish road work

May 10, 2019 08:17 am

KATHMANDU, May 10: Bauddha area in the capital turned into a battleground Thursday after police baton-charged the agitating locals who had taken to the streets demanding that the Chabahil-Bauddha-Sankhu road expansion work be completed without any delay.

ROLPA, May 8: The asphalt layer of the 31-kilometer road stretch connecting Ghorahi of Dang to Holeri of Rolpa has worn off even before a year since the construction of the road.

TAPLEJUNG, May 7: To the delight of the locals, two major road projects in the east have now made it to the list of ‘national pride projects’. The federal government recently recognized Dobhan – Suketar – Olangchung Gola Road’ and ‘Tamor Corridor Project’ as national pride projects. The locals believe this decision will expedite the construction of the roads.

BAITADI, May 5: The local government in Baitadi is pouring most of its budget into infrastructure development, or road construction more precisely. All 10 local level governments in Baitadi are engrossed with the idea of “view-able development”, and are hence in unplanned road construction throughout the district.

GALESHWOR, May 1: In a disheartening event while all the laborers across the globe including Nepal are celebrating the 130th International Labour Day today, a man working for the road expansion project at Chutreni along the Beni-Darbang road section in Myagdi district lost his life in line with his duty

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.

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KATHMANDU, April 25: Reconstruction of a total 61.9-km stretch of five earthquakes damaged rural roads have been completed in the last four years, said the Central Project Implementation Unit (Grants Management and Local Infrastructure).

On the road to China

April 24, 2019 01:30 am

Metaphorically, maintaining Araniko Highway is also about maintaining tricky geopolitical gaze on Nepal, which seems to be intensifying now more than ever

Muglin, April 16: A motorable 'arch bridge' being built over the Trishuli River is coming into operation in the near future. The bridge will connect Muglin of Ichhakamana rural municipality, Chitwan and Benitar of Anbukhaireni rural municipality, Tanahun.

7 killed in two road accidents

April 9, 2019 07:46 am

DHARAN/ARGHAKHANCHI, April 9: A total of seven people died in two separate road accidents on Monday. One accident occurred in Arghakhanchi and the other in Dharan.

SANKHU, April 4:The under-construction Chabahil-Sankhu road section is full of fog resulted from pile-up of dust and smoke. The road section has seen all-pervasive chaos with scattered and uncoordinated works on drainage construction, road expansion and gravel placement.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 3: In less than two weeks, chief minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai, inaugurated the Khumbu-Pasang Lamhu road -- also known as the gateway to Mount Everest. The road links Salleri to Khari Khola of Khumbu Pasanglhamu-1 via Mapyadudhkoshi rural municipality.

Not so smart

March 29, 2019 08:38 am

The road near my friend’s house has been dug up and left as it is for the last few months. Every time I ride my bike through that road, all I can think of is what a nightmare it is going to be during the monsoons and if anything at all is being done about it. I’m not alone in wondering if anything is actually being done for the capital at large in terms of managing roads and general maintenance of public property and spaces.

Costs of unsafe roads

March 26, 2019 01:05 am

Amidst the silent horns seeping through the bright “No Horn Please” signs distributed carefully throughout the city, one can hear the screeching sounds of vehicles just moments before crashing into what later becomes ‘a horrendous accident.’ Newspaper reports attribute it to innumerable causes: rash driving, bad road, and foggy weather, careless pedestrians crossing roads and what not.

Roads blacktopped in Parbat

March 16, 2019 09:59 am

PARBAT, March 16: Around two decades ago, Parbat was one of the districts with one of the worst road networks. Though roads have reached people’s doorsteps in many towns and villages nowadays,  blacktopping has just started here, and it is being done rapidly.

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CHITWAN, Feb 22: Even after two years of commencement, the expansion work for 4.49-kilometer-long bypass road connecting Aaptari to the Central Bus Terminal in Bharatpur is yet to complete. The project had started with a 15-month deadline for completion.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Feb 12: The Mahendranagar bench of High Court, Dipayal on Monday issued a mandamus order in the name of four municipalities of Kanchanpur district to pay attention towards the management of stray cattle.

Fourth-grader writes to PM to build road

February 10, 2019 15:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: A fourth-grader has written a letter to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and requested the government to repair a road at Ochu Height, Imadol.

PANCHTHAR, Feb 6: Trilochan Adhikari of Panchthar district is quite happy that reaching Kathmandu, the capital city, from his village is going to be quite easy now.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 24: Snowfall in mountainous Solukhumbu district on Wednesday has taken its toll. Solukhumbu-Kathmandu road has been disrupted cutting the district's direct road connection with the federal capital Kathmandu and provincial capital of Province 1, Biratnagar.

Aserdi-Ranibas road in operation

January 1, 2019 08:48 am

BEJHAD, Jan 1: The Aserdi-Ranibas road constructed at the cost of Rs 3 million has come into operation. With the reach of the road to the village, the farmers are availed of the opportunity to bring their agro products to market.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 12: Construction of the Taplejung-Tibet road which will link the eastern part of the country to China has been in a limbo due to the government's apathy.

RASUWA, Nov 5: The revised Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Galchhi-Rasuwagadhi has been prepared.

BARDIYA, Dec 2: Blacktopping of a 10-kilometer-long road section from Gulariya to Belawa in Sanoshree of Bardiya district has started. The section is part of the east-west Hulaki Road.

Palpa-Butwal road to remain closed

December 1, 2018 10:36 am

PALPA, Dec 1: Palpa-Butwal road will remain closed from December 3 to 5 for maintenance and upgrading works.

SARLAHI, Nov 25: Locals of Gairchowk in Sarlahi district obstructed the Nawalpur-Malangwa road section on Saturday demanding the authorities to blacktop the road as soon as possible. The locals took to the street to protest against the dust pollution caused by the poor condition of the major road.

No more remote: Road reaches Dolpa

November 21, 2018 04:30 am

DOLPA, Nov 21: Road networks have finally embraced the remote district of Dolpa. To a great excitement and joy of the locals, Deputy PM and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokharel inaugurated the 103-kilometer Jajarkot-Dolpa road constructed by Nepal Army on Tuesday.

RASUWA, Nov 1: Authorities are in the final stages of revising the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Mailung-Syabrubesi road which connects Nepal with China via Rasuwagadhi international trade route.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: One person has died and another one has sustained injuries in a microbus-motorbike collision in Lainchaur, Kathmandu on Tuesday morning.

DARCHULA, Oct 20: Trade with Tibet through the Tinkar transit point has come to a standstill for the past few years for lack of access road and customs office.

Motorcyclist dies in road accident

October 2, 2018 10:54 am

CHITWAN, Oct 2: A person died when he was knocked by a truck at Tandi Chowk of eastern Chitwan last night.

Vehicular movement to be disrupted

October 2, 2018 09:44 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Vehicular movement on Nagdhunga-Pipalmodh road section along the Tribhuvan Highway is to be disrupted.

Traveling to Kathmandu through Naubise-Nagdhunga road section or vice versa becomes an ordeal-like situation for both passengers as well as drivers. The vehicles coming to Kathmandu through Mungling and Narayanghat run smoothly.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: By this time next year, the Bharatpur-Lothar section (border point of Makawanpur and Chitwan districts) of the East-West Highway will hopefully have a smoother road to move on after completion of road maintenance.

Motorcycle- truck collision claims two

September 30, 2018 12:10 pm

MORANG, Sept 30: Two people were killed in a motorcycle accident in Urlabari, Morang last night.

Sixteen hurt in accident

September 25, 2018 10:25 am

NAWALPARASI, Sept 25: At least 16 passengers were injured when the bus they were traveling in collided with a truck along the East-West Highway at Gaindakot Municipality-16 in Nawalparasi today.

MYAGDI, Sept 20: Traffic operation has resumed along the Beni-Jomsom road section at Raghuganga rural municipality-3, Rahughat in Myagdi after a week of its disruption.

Road officials relent to Pappu's demand

September 20, 2018 03:30 am

GORKHA, Sept 20: The Department of Roads (DOR) and the Office of Chhewetar-Bhaluswara—Barpak Road Construction Project appear to be working hand in glove with the defaulter contractor Pappu Construction, which has failed to complete the construction of a bridge over the Trishuli River within the set deadline.

RASUWA, Aug 27: Works at the Rasuwa-based Rasuwagadhi hydropower project of 111MW capacity are likely to be affected due to shortage of construction materials. Supplies to the power plant have been cut off as the road from Dhunche to Syaphrubesi has been damaged by floods and landslides.

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DOLPA, Aug 21: A dream seen by many Dolpa residents is 500 meters away from being realized: Dolpa being connected by road via Jajarkot. The work is being shouldered by Nepal Army and is nearing completion: 500 meters of road construction at Bheri corridor to connect one of the most remote parts of the country by vehicles. The road will be named Jajarkot-Dolpa.