Lawmakers doubt Melamchi water will reach Ktm before Dashain

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers in the meeting of the Public Accounts Committee under the Legislature-Parliament today have expressed concern over dillydally of the construction of Melamchi Water Supply Project.

The sluggish construction works have increased doubt whether the project would be able to supply drinking water brought from Melamchi before upcoming Dashain festival in October.

The construction works have been obstructed in Melamchi's origin.

The tunnel construction works for the project from Helambu Rural Municipality to Gokarnaeshwar Municipality is in progress where 23.23 km tunnel has been constructed out of the total 27.58 kilometres.

Completing the remaining construction work before Dashain is challenging, it is stated.

Meeting passes condolence motion

The meeting  has also passed a condolence motion on the demise of CPN (UML) lawmaker Dulari Devi.

Lawmaker Devi had passed away last night while undergoing treatment for injuries she sustained in a road accident in Sitamadi of India on March 16.

She was undergoing treatment in Lalitpur based B& B hospital.