Promise of better roads

Rastriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu, June 11:

Passengers will not have to suffer the hardships from the Krishnabhir landslide in the Prithvi highway and the dilapidated Mungling-Narayangadh road which has remained a problem with the arrival of the rainy season each year. Director-general of the Department of Roads, Durga Prasad KC, at a press meet organised at the ministry of Physical Planning and Works said time was taken to repair and control the landslide as the landscape was quite fragile. In the next fiscal year, the road will be fully repaired and black-topped, said secretary of the ministry, Janakraj Joshi. It was also informed during the press meet that road transport will be reached to seven district headquarters in the tenth plan period. It was also informed that by the end of the 2060/61 BS, 3,066 km of highway, 1950 km of link road and others 12, 176 kms have been built which is 16, 834 kms in total whereas it was only 7,730 km before the year 1990. In the tenth plan, only 250 km out of the target of 1,025 kilometres of highway, 350 out of the 596 kilometre repair, and only 42 out of the target of 220 concrete bridges were fulfilled.