Road mending works in Kathmandu Valley gains pace


Kathmandu, Dec 29(RSS): Works to fix potholes within the Kathmandu Valley’s major roads are intensified.
Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Basanta Kumar Nembang, after assuming the office, had directed the Department of Roads to revive the damaged roads.
Since then, the Minister has been making on-site monitoring of Valley roads. In course of his regular schedule, he on Saturday administered a field inspection within the Kalanki-Nagdhunga road section. On the occasion, he instructed for fixing potholes, keeping the traffic operational.
Lawmaker Krishna Gopal Shrestha from Kathmandu constituency-9 and Prime Minister’s Development Management expert Gajendra Thapaliya had accompanied the Minister.
According to the Division Road Office, Kathmandu works to level up and blacktop are underway at New Baneshwor, Old Baneshwor, Tinkune, Thapathali, Naxal Bhagawati, and Kapan areas.

As said by the Department of Roads’ Spokesperson Shivahari Sapkota, within the current financial year, more budget than that of the previous year was allocated for the upkeep of roads.
Around 70 percent of the budget is going to be spent for the restoration of national highways and 30 percent within the local roadways, said the Roads Board Nepal.


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