Kathmandu, December 5 Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been prodded to quicken the construction of Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track and the second international airport in Bara, which are national pride projects. Fast track construction struggle committee and the affected district people submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Dahal today and reminded him that development activities had slowed down owing to the protracted construction of the much hyped fast track, and international airport in Bara. “The 76-km stretch of the 22-metre wide fast track that is being constructed connects Nijgadh with the capital city. Upon completion of this mega project, a huge amount in terms of money, labour and materials will be saved for the State,” the memorandum mentioned. The struggle committee has been organising various pressure programmes in this regard. The people affiliated to the struggle committee reached the Prime Minister’s residence on foot from Ekantkuna of Kathmandu Valley via Jawalakhel, Kupandol, Thapathali, Sundhara, Ratnapark and Durbar Marg. They had come to Capital city on foot from Bara. On the occasion, Prime Minister Dahal tried to assure the delegation saying that the government had given top priority to the construction and development; so the concerned ministries would be directed to accelerate the mega projects of the Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track and the second international airport. According to Prime Minister Dahal, Nepali people themselves are capable of constructing the fast track. Such pressure programmes are really appreciative, he added. Struggle committee coordinator Rabiraj Dangal expressed worry that such national pride projects had been slowed down. The delegation had people from as far as Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Makwanpur and other adjoining areas. The pressure programme will continue with relay hunger strike, interaction programme, press conference and publicity.