Stories Tagged 'Department of roads (dor)'
After facing widespread criticism from the public for not operating traffic lights in the city, the Department of Roads is all set to operate traffic lights in five places by next week.
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Contractor of the Narayagadh-Butwal road widening project will be responsible for repair and maintenance of the road section under the East-West Highway for five years, according to the Department of Roads.
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Wooden pillars and remains of the 211-year-old Sohrakhutte paati, which was demolished as part of a road expansion drive in 2015, are all missing, but none of the authorities concerned are working towards finding and preserving the artifacts.
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In a bid to control the increasing number of accidents along the eight-lane Kalanki-Koteshwor road section of the Ring Road, the Department of Roads has launched ‘Road Safety Audit’.
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When the government launched a crackdown on contractors with dismal performance about eight months ago, under-performing companies with a number of road projects were expected to fall in line. But strong political connections of a majority of non-performing contractors have become the bane of the Department of Roads, the government agency authorised to initiate action against the defaulters.
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Shailung Construction holds contracts for the maintenance of many roads in Kathmandu Valley. Its performance on all of them has been found wanting.
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