ADB-funded road projects set to kick off

Kathmandu, February 26:

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Projectorate is all set to begin the rehabilitation of 43-km stretch of road between Dhalkebar — Vittamod of Janakpur.

A total of Rs 400 million has been approved for the maintenance of the road.

“The department of roads at present is working to collect land ownership paper and as soon as the paper work is completed the maintenance work would begin,” said Pawan Man Shrestha, director at the Asian Development Bank.

As per the proposed plan the road section would be of double lane with a separate track for rishkshaw and pedestrian.

Meanwhile, Division Road Office (DRO), Bhaktapur is also set to begin the maintenance of 242-km length in between the section of Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchowk. A total of Rs 62 million has been allocated for this.

As per the information provided by the divisional office Rs 4.5 million is allocated for daily routine maintenance, Rs 5 million for recurrent minor maintenance and Rs 8.5 million for recurrent major maintenance. Likewise, Rs 8 million is to be used for the maintenance of roads in Sanothimi and Bhaktapur city under the heading urban road maintenance. Rs 1 million has been allocated for the maintenance of existing bridges.

The DRO Bhaktapur is also constructing a bridge at Dewalchour, Mulpani this year, and Rs 8 million has been approved for the construction.