Nepal | May 29, 2020

Five years on, under-construction bridge over Trishuli River not completed

Bridge over Trishuli River would link HQs of Nuwakot, Dhading

Keshav Adhikari
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DHADING: Construction of the bridge over Trishuli River, which started about five years ago, has not been completed even after the extension of deadline.

The bridge will link Keurini in Belkotgadhi Municipality-5 of Nuwakot district with Phosretar in Galchhi Rural Municipality-1 of Dhading district.

Deadline for the construction work was extended to August 17, 2019, after the contractor company could not complete the work by the targeted July 14, 2017.

Himdung and Thokar Company, and Sapana and Nagarjun Construction JV had entered into the contract to build the bridge.

Construction work carried out by the company owned by Nepali Congress lawmaker Bahadur Singh Lama was disrupted after a heavy storm blew away the frameset to be concreted. However, local Ramesh Dhungana said the bridge frame collapsed due to substandard materials used by the contractor in the construction work and added that such irregularities were carried out with the help of political influence and power.

The motorable bridge is part of the road that would connect the headquarters of both the districts.


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