NA completes 13.5 km Gulmi road in 8 months


May 2, 2014-

The Rudrabeni-Purtighat-Arbeni-Harmichaur road track, which the government and consumers’ committee failed to construct for the past 31 years, is now accessible to the public. A Nepal Army (NA) taskforce constructed the 13.5 kilometre road in eight months.

“We have managed to accomplish the daunting task in eight months,” said taskforce chief Lieutenant Colonel Reshmi Raj Bhattarai, adding that Rs 9.6 million per kilometre was spent in construction. The track has been opened for vehicles since its completion in February. Though the government had allocated budget for only 12 kilometres, Bhattarai said they financed an additional one kilometre on their own for the benefit of locals.

The NA was able to complete the task in eight months with the assistance of consumers’ committee and locals, said Major Kiran Shrestha.


Published: 02-05-2014 11:52

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