Process to upgrade Kathmandu-Trishuli road begins

The Department of Roads has initiated the process of upgrading the Kathmandu-Trishuli road with assistance from the Exim Bank of India.

The road was constructed in 2017 BS with the support of the Government of India to transport goods for the construction of Trishuli Hydropower Project Centre. Now, the Department has proceeded with widening the road. The road will be widened to five and half meters from the existing three meters.

The process of upgrading the 21.6 kilometers portion of Balaju- Ranipauwa section has already started with the awarding of a tender of Rs 280 million.

A tender has been announced to upgrade Ranipauwa-Pipaltar section (34.09 kilometers), according to Department’s Road Improvement Project Chief Pramila Devi Bajracharya.

The Balaju-Pipaltar project chief Ananta Poudel said Rs 1.725 billion is estimated to cost to upgrade the route.

An upgrade of Kathmandu-Trishuli road is expected to be a support for the development of capital and the entire country.

Source: Nepalnews