Damauli, March 13
Construction of an arched motorable bridge over the Trishuli River connecting Muglin of Chitwan and Aanbukhairani of Tanahun is in the final stage.
Bridge Project Sector No 2 Mid-area in Patandhoka Lalitpur said that around 95 per cent constriction work was completed. Project engineer Ramesh Subedi said that the bridge would be completed after railings and slabs were placed on it.
He claimed that the 160-metere-long arch bridge would be a model bridge in the country. Subedi said that vehicles would ply over the bridge from mid-May.
The project said that Rs 9 crore was released to contractors for completion of the bridge. The project added that the remaining amount of Rs 3 crore would be handed over to contractors after completion of all construction work.
The World Bank had offered Rs 12 crore for construction of the motorable bridge.
Construction work had started after road accidents happened frequently as the old bridge had become dilapidated.
The bridge will be the main entrance to Gandaki Province.
Transportation to Pokhara, Lamjung, Gorkha, Tanahun, Syangja, Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi, Mustang and Manang, among other districts, will be eased after completion of the bridge.
It was expected that the bridge construction would complete by mid-October of 2017, however, the sluggish pace of the construction work has not yielded opportune outcomes, adding to the woes of public.
A version of this article appears in print on March 14, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.