Road development plan will be fully implemented: DPM Gachhadar

Kathmandu, July 9

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has assured that the policy and programme for road development were introduced with a concrete plan and therefore will be fully implemented.

Responding to lawmakers’ queries during a discussion on issues related to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport under the Appropriation Bill, 2073 BS, the DPM added that a five-year strategic plan had been developed for the same.

He shared that the government was working on the completion of the North-South Corridor, the Karnali Corridor, the Mid-Hill Highway, Postal Highway, and Rasuwagadhi-Galchhi road section.

Similarly, the six road sections linking Nepal with India will be upgraded to six lanes within five years, he said. DPM Gachhadar further said that a feasibility study for constructing cable cars would be conducted in possible zones. He shared that 298 projects related to different road sections in the capital had also been forwarded.

The DPM said bridges would be constructed over various rivers along the Karnali Highway, adding that they would be blacktopped and upgraded to four lanes as well. He shared that the various road sections, including the Araniko highway and Dhunche-Rasuwagadhi, were being upgraded. Likewise, the Naraynghat-Mugling road section would be upgraded to four lanes by next year.

Similarly, Dolpa headquarters would be linked with a road network by two years, he added. He also said that a budget of Rs 10 billion has been allocated for the construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track.