Authorities told to complete road expansion in current fiscal

Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) on Saturday issued a directive to the stakeholders concerned to complete the ongoing road expansion drive by the end of the current fiscal year.

The road expansion drive in the Kathmandu valley was long overdue.

The directive comes after monitoring the various sites in Kathmandu and finding that the reconstruction of the roads is in a sorry state.

A team comprising officials from OPMCM, Ministry of Urban development, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Division of Roads, Kathmandu Valley Development Authority and Nepal Electricity Authority, among others carried out the monitoring.

OPMCM has directed the stakeholders to manage the maze of old wires entangled on old utility poles alongside the roads at Lainchaur, Shorakhutte and Balaju areas while a directive was issued to Kathmandu Valley Development Authority to relocate the disputed public sitting places at Shorhakutte elsewhere after the consultation with the Department of Archaeology.

According to OPMCM Secretary Shantaraj Subedi the office has also directed to complete installation of the drinking water pipes within the timeline of a fortnight at Sorakhutte.

The Office has also directed Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Ministry to intensity installations of the drainage, drinking water pipes along the Singamangal-Putalisadak road section.

It also asked the Ministry to take punitive action against those dillydallying the construction works.

Source: THT