Four corners of outer ring road along Chobhar-Satungal fixed

  • The road will have cycle lanes, green belts and disabled-friendly footpath

Kathmandu, June 2

The Ministry of Urban Development has published a notification in the Nepal Gazette for land pooling within four corners of the proposed Outer Ring Road Development Project.

The MoUD said the notification was published on May 29 for land pooling along the Chobhar-Satungal stretch in accordance with Sub-Rule (2) of Rule 3 of the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority Rule, 2012. Plot numbers have been fixed in the Nepal Gazette for this purpose.

The government is making necessary preparations for the construction of the outer ring road through land pooling model, considering north, south, east and west of the Valley its four corners.  The proposed 7193 km ring road aims to make urbanisation more systematic. The MoUD had given a final nod on April 26 to begin construction of the ring road that was shelved for over 13 years due to various obstacles, including the problem in land pooling.

According to the MoUD, the first phase of construction will commence from the forthcoming fiscal along the 6.6km Chobhar-Satungal stretch and cover approximately 8,000 ropanis of land area belonging to over 14,000 landowners.

Of the total length of the ring road, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur will have a coverage of 35.08 km, 15.80 km and 21.05 km respectively.

The MoUD has already prepared a Detailed Project Report with revision for the construction of the ring road. This ring road project has adopted land pooling process developed with a vision of interconnecting all three old cities of the Valley and newly-declared municipalities through a single road network.

The width of the proposed ring road will be 50 metres and the government will pool 500 meters (250 metres each) of land on either side of the road. All expenses for the construction of the ring road will be borne by the Government of Nepal. The eight-lane road will have cycle lanes, green belts and disabled-friendly footpath.