Birgunj-Pathlaiya road to be made six-lane

BIRGUNJ: The Birgunj-Pathlaiya road in Parsa and Bara districts would be expanded to six-lane soon.

Procedures have been already over to appoint the contractors for the expansion project.

The project would be completed in next two years, according to Rabindra Lal Das, Chief of the Birgunj-Pathlaiya Road Expansion Project.

Das said contracts have been signed with various construction companies for works along various sections of the 26-km road, on Tuesday.

The Government of Nepal has released a budget of Rs 5.5 billion for the project. However, the contracts have been signed for just Rs 3.51 billion.

Now, the balance of 1.99 billion would be spent to expand the road heading toward Raxaul in Birgunj, he added.