KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) has urged the government authorities concerned not to destroy trekking areas in the name of road construction.

KATHMANDU, June 18: The government has met only one-third of the annual target of blacktopping roads by the end of the current fiscal year, thanks to the slow capital expenditure by the government and the ‘construction holiday’ launched by the contractors.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The Department of Roads (DoR), one of the main government entities that work on infrastructure development, spent only 31 percent of the allocated budget to the national pride projects concerned with the construction of roads and bridges in the first nine months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Amid uproar in Nepal over the ongoing road construction by India in Lipulekh area, India has said that established inter-governmental mechanisms are appropriate for communication and dialogue to resolve the boundary issue.

DOLKHA, Nov 13: Locals have protested against the minister, secretary and director general of the Department of Road (DoR) for leaving the construction of Charikot-Mude road incomplete for years.

MALANGWA, July 4: Construction of blacktopped road has begun in Malangwa, the headquarters of Sarlahi district after a long gap of nearly two decades.

36 road sections are being impacted due to electric poles erected in the middle of the roads

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Travellers have been suffering because of the sorry state of the major road segments in the Putalisadak and Chabahil-Jorpati-Sankhu areas of Kathmandu. The roads in these areas have remained pathetic for months now, posing serious problems to commuters.

DHANGADHI, May 10: Nepalis around the world came down heavily upon India’s act of constructing a strategic link road connecting Dharchula of the Indian State of Uttarakhand with the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China via the Lipulekh Pass, a Nepali territory. They took to social media to protest against the Indian move and also demanded that India return the Nepali territories of Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh

Police arrest campaigners

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SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 24: Police on Sunday arrested five campaigners protesting against the delay in the construction of a road section in Sindhupalchowk district.

KHOTANG, Feb 23: The construction of Muhare-Rajapani-Simpani road section, which was obstructed by the locals, is all set to resume from Monday after the construction company agreed to fulfill the demands of the enraged locals.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Feb 19: Even though the construction of the Saljhandi-Sandhikharka-Dhorpatan road started a decade ago, the project has seen very dismal progress as only a five-kilometer stretch of the road has been blacktopped till date.

ROLPA, Feb 2: The Rural Road Network Improvement Project has terminated the agreement with JJECCAL-Pappu-Koshi and Neupane JV for failing to complete the road maintenance work within the given deadline.

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.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 25: Blacktopping and road widening work at Gaighat road section of Madan Bhandari Highway – a national pride project – has been affect due to dispute between locals on road alignment.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 23: Locals of Biratnagar have expressed anger over the 'never ending delay' in road construction. Stating that the long ongoing road construction with construction materials left around haphazardly has put their life and health at risk, they have urged the government to fix this issue without further delay. A number of roads in the town are being built and repaired.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 16: After enraged locals pasted posters containing the mugshot of contractor Sharada Adhikari alongside images of dogs and monkeys in public places Tuesday to protest the delay in road construction, Adhikari's Shailung Construction Company has resumed work on the Bhaktapur–Nagarkot road.

ROLPA, Nov 16: Road construction has been one of the major development agenda during the past decade in Rolpa, like elsewhere across the country. Increasing people's access to transport by constructing new roads was also one of the most important election agenda of political parties.

DAMAK, Nov 14: The deadline for completing the construction of the much awaited Birtamod–Bhadrapur road is just two months away. However, so far around 25 percent of the project has been completed.

BAITADI, Oct 23: After a video of an excavator haphazardly attacking the residents of Dasharath Chand Municipality went viral on social media, the District Police Office, Baitadi, arrested the driver of the earthmover for further investigation.

BAITADI, Oct 22: Eight people were injured, two of them seriously, when the bulldozer driver attacked them with the bucket of the vehicle in course of a dispute regarding the construction of the road.

Two boys die  after drowning in pothole

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ACHHAM, Sept 7: Two boys died after drowning in a pit full of water in Achham on Saturday morning.

DHANGADHI, BAJHANG, BAITADI, Sept 3: The construction of a road in a village is normally regarded as a boon. But this is hardly a case in most rural districts which have witnessed a spree of road construction in recent years.

DAILEKH, June 17: Thatikath Drinking Water Project which was recently completed and was about to be inaugurated has been severely affected due to an ongoing mid hill highway road project in Thatikath Rural Municipality. Water pipes laid at Bisalla area of the rural municipality have all been damaged due to the road construction. Lack of coordination between the drinking water and road departments has been blamed for the fiasco.

SINDHULI, June 15: Agricultural Knowledge Center has decided to invest in road construction, in a move unexpected for the center.

TIKAPUR, June 3: The locals of Tikapur Municipality have expressed doubts regarding the quality of the six-lane road being constructed from Jamarapul to the bus park of the municipality.

DAMAK, May 27: Initially planned to be completed in 18 months, the construction of the four-lane Birtamod- Bharatpur road has not shown any sign of completion within the deadline even though it was started nine months ago.

PALPA, May 9: The up-gradation of Birkot-Gejha-Bardale road section has completed. Locals joined their hands to upgrade the road linking Birkot of Purbakhola rural municipality-5 and Gejha of Rampur municipality-10.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 22: The Khumbupasanglhyamu rural municipality of the district is coming under the road reach within this fiscal year.

PYUTHAN, March 17: Pyuthan is the oldest and one of the most well-facilitated municipalities of the district. However, there are some villages in the municipality, which are yet to be connected to roads.

PYUTHAN, Feb 11: Jhimruk Rural Municipality has allocated Rs 5 million from its current budget for the construction of roads in Kauche, Wange, and the Bauda-Arghakhanchi road section. Last year, the local unit had allocated Rs 2.4 million for the same roads, which falls under its top priority project even this year.

PYUTHAN, Feb 11: Jhimruk Rural Municipality has allocated Rs 5 million from its current budget for the construction of roads in Kauche, Wange, and the Bauda-Arghakhanchi road section. Last year, the local unit had allocated Rs 2.4 million for the same roads, which falls under its top priority project even this year.

DHUNCHE, Dec 13: Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project, which is in under construction at Timure in Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-2, has completed construction of an 11-kilometer road to Thuman village.

KHOTANG, Sep 28: Tuwachung Jayajum Danda, a famous historical tourist site in the district, is at the risk of landslides as the retention wall has crumbled at several places due to the ongoing road construction works around the tourist spot.

Kathmandu Roads

September 15, 2018 08:56 am

With the on-going road construction in Kathmandu, the traffic jam has also increased immensely. Also, the ever-increasing number of vehicles and haphazard parking on the road has caused the roads to go narrower. At present, it takes the double amount of time to commute from one destination to another. There are a lot of people who complain about the dreadlocks on the streets each day and spend a lot of time on their travel from home to their workplace, and vice-versa. The problem is not just the traffic but the dust and pollution that have increased respiratory problems as well.

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.