Construction of two bridges in final stage

Kathmandu, September 11

The construction process of two much-hyped bridges — an arch bridge on the Trishuli River and suspension bridge on Dudhkoshi River — is in final stage. Five years after their construction was initiated, both the bridges will be ready for vehicular movement within six months.

According to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT), the total length of both the bridges

is 120 metres and cost around Rs 140 million. “The bridges are part of government’s plan to build strategic road network to connect different parts of the country,” said Rajendra Raj Sharma, spokesperson for MoPIT.

The government has taken the initiation to construct parallel bridge at Muglin over the Trishuli River because the current bridge has become risky. The new Muglin bridge, which connects Chitwan-Tanahu section of Prithvi Higway, will come into operation within six months, according to Sharma.

Similarly, Jayramghat Bridge connects Harkapur of Okhaldhunga and Haleshi of Khotang on the route of mid-hill highway. Earlier the government had planned to operate the bridge before this Dashain.

The construction process of both the bridges had been delayed due to the devastating earthquake of April 2015 and subsequent supply constrains due to unrest in Tarai region.