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.

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

Thini, June 20: Construction of a road stretching from Thini of Gharpajhong rural municipality in Mustang to the Tilicho Lake has begun here. The lake is located at the highest altitude- 4,919 meter.

Road to death

June 19, 2019 02:00 am

Road accidents have claimed way too many lives in Nepal and yet the government authorities seem to be clueless as to how to minimize such deaths.

BHAKTAPUR, June 11: The Metropolitan Police Range has fixed speed limit on the vehicles entering Bhaktapur from Sanga of Kavre along the Araniko highway with an objective to reduce road accident.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Locals have been agitated after the road construction from Chabahil to Thali via Sankhu, started four years ago, has not been completed yet.

CHITWAN, June 11: It has already been a year since the completion of Narayangadh-Muglin road expansion, which widened the road to 11 meters.

KHOTANG, June 6: With the onset of monsoon, government authorities have removed a temporary Bailey bridge over the Sunkoshi River in Foksingtar of Khotang district due to the rising level of water.

Rules of the road

June 3, 2019 00:30 am

Let’s get the basics right. Follow the traffic rules and improve our road behaviors. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

TIKAPUR, June 1: The construction of the six-lane Khakraula road in Tikapur Municipality has adversely affected the locals and business persons in and around the area. The locals filed a complaint at the municipality after the dust began blowing in the area due to the soil dumped by the contractor on the road, affecting their health and businesses.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has decided to levy an additional Re 1 per liter fee on diesel and petrol for road maintenance.

DHADING, May 29: Nutrition, comfort, sanitation and so on are not such familiar terms for Fulmaya Chepang of Brushbang hill of Rorang Rural Municipality. She always ate what was available around. There was no choice. Having to get a full meal would be considered a matter of luck. “There was never enough food to eat, even when I was a nursing mother. It has been a life full of miseries,” she laments.

SINDHULI, May 28: The authorities have expedited the construction of the Dharan-Chatara-Sindhuli-Hetauda road, achieving more than the target set for this year.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 28: With the completion of infrastructure including dry port, roads and bridges, the Tatopani border is likely to reopen soon. However, stakeholders warn of safety concerns along Nepal’s vital trade point with the northern neighbor.

BHAIRAHAWA, May 27: The Province 5 government launched Visit Lumbini Year 2076 last week. But a major road to reach Lumbini -- the birthplace of Buddha -- is in dire straits.

LAHAN, May 24: Three persons were killed, and at least 29 others injured in separate road accidents in Siraha, Makawanpur and Chitwan districts.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Locals have warned of re-launching agitation, saying the construction company has not carried out blacktopping of Bouddha-Jorpati road section as per the six-point agreement.

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.