City starts work on overpasses

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 22, 2019-

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), which had planned to construct eight overhead bridges in eight different places in Kathmandu, has sprung into action to build two bridges in the first phase of the current fiscal year.

One overhead bridge will be constructed in Chabahil and one in front of the office of Department of Archaeology at Ramshahpath. The KMC is implementing the move with an objective to minimise road accidents in the country and streamline

traffic movements, according to KMC Spokesperson, Ishworman Dangol.

The other proposed sites are Teku Bhansar, Tripureshwor, Maitighar, Babarmahal (Kathmandu District Court), Putalisadak, Maharajgunj, Koteshwor and Gaushala, for which the KMC has allocated Rs120 million.

These places are identified as locations in the city where vehicles ply the roads densely.

To build the overhead bridges, KMC had been collecting money after placing advertisements on existing overhead bridges. The existing overhead bridges are at Sundhara, New Road, New Baneshwor, Ratnapark/Bhotahiti, Jamal, Ratnapark/Bagbazaar, Old Bus Park, New Bus Park and Bhadrakali. Some of these bridges are in good condition, while the one in front of Bir Hospital is in a dilapidated condition, informed Dangol.

Published: 22-01-2019 07:37

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