Narayangadh – Muglin road expansion gaining momentum


Chitwan, May 23: The construction work for expansion of the Narayangadh – Muglin road stretch connecting the central hilly region with Tarai is gaining momentum after drifting off course in the wake of an earthquake and blockade of transit points at the southern border.

The earlier contract agreement had required the completion of the work by mid April 2017 which has now been thrust forward by four months and 15 days.

The construction work is taking place as per the latest deal, said Shiva Khanal, an engineer with the Narayangadh – Muglin Road Project. He said 21 per cent of the overall work has been complete.

The project for expansion of the road started in mid April 2015. Everyday transportation on the road stretch is barred from 11 am to 3 pm for construction.

The road construction is taking place in midst of sporadic landslides as construction requires trimming down hills on the side of the road. The project started with Rs 2.9 billion in economic support from the World Bank (WB). RSS