KATHMANDU: The National Planning Commission (NPC) has started carrying out a study to pave the way for the construction of Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track.

On December 22, the government had authorised the NPC to conduct study of the project and submit report within a month.

A committee formed under the leadership of NPC Vice-Chairperson Min Bahadur Shrestha has taken the responsibility to carry out a detailed study of the project, the NPC said.

Meanwhile, the committee meeting held on Thursday decided to present the report to the government on Sunday for necessary revision, after inspecting the project area.

The committee has also called the Commission for the presentation of the study report.

The project aims to complete its construction in the next five years taking support from the government funding.

A cost of Rs 112 billion has been estimated to construct the 76-kilometre road under the project.

NPC member Prof Hirendra Man Pradhan, secretaries of ministries of Law, Finance and Physical Infrastructure and Transport-Tek Prasad Dhungana, Shanta Raj Subedi and Dhan Bahadur Tamang respectivel-, Director General of the Department of Roads, Devendra Karki, and the project chief Shatendra Shakya are members of the study committee.