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Kalanki underpass road construction impacts commoners (in photos)

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 4, 2017-

One of the Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Projects in the Capital is to revamp Kalanki—a busiest junction in Kathmandu—with the construction of the country’s first under-pass road.

The construction of the four-lane 800 metre long underground road has already begun and was expected to complete in two years when the project was first launched in December 2016.

A tunnel for the underpass is being dug presently.

Because of the ongoing construction, Kalanki has become one of the most polluted areas in the Capital.

People passing through this junction and the local residents are hit hard not only by the dust pollution but also due to the traffic congestion.

 

Vehicles have been passing through the road in arbitrary manner with some of them even plying on the footpaths.

Pedestrians run the risk of being unable to insulate themselves from any consequences due to the lack of walking space as the footpaths have been encroached by continuously arriving vehicles. The misery is even worse for local households who have no option but to bear the noise and pollution endlessly.

Published: 04-04-2017 19:47

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