Stories Tagged 'Department of roads (dor)'
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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The Department of Road’s plan to start construction of the much touted Nagdhunga-Naubise tunnel which is expected to make travelling in and out of the Kathmandu Valley easier has been delayed as it has yet to appoint a contractor to execute the project.
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China has informed the Department of Roads that it will soon start upgrading the 18-km Syabrubesi-Rasuwagadhi section of the Galchhi-Trishuli-Rasuwa-gadhi highway, a major north-south trade route linking Nepal with the northern neighbour.
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The Department of Roads has started blacktopping the newly expanded roads in the Kathmandu Valley without clearing the utility poles and water pipelines.
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