Kathmandu, July 26
Officials at the Prime Minister’s Office claimed that 65 per cent of work on filling pits and potholes on Kathmandu roads has been completed.
“We could have accomplished more had frequent rains not obstructed road repair work,” said an official at the Prime Minister’s Office. He said pits and potholes formed due to lack of proper sewage system and digging of roads to lay pipes for Melamchi Water Supply Project were filled.
However, the scheduled inspection of repair work by officials at the Prime Minister’s Office was postponed today.
The Melamchi Water Supply Project has started using new technology to make roads dust-free while digging them for laying water pipes, according to Giri Bahadur Sunar, a resettlement expert of the project. He added that the project was using high quality clinkers to repair roads in Chabahil.
“It is a bit expensive but we have no alternative as we could not blacktop the road in the rainy season,” said Giri. The road repair work is facing hurdle due to unplanned digging of roads to lay water pipes.
A version of this article appears in print on July 27, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.