Stories Tagged 'East-west highway'
Six people died and 16 others were injured, two critically, when a passenger bus met with an accident near Arunkhola along the East-West Highway in Nawalparasi East on Sunday morning.
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Vehicular movement at Daunne of Nawalparasi along the Mahendra Highway was obstructed for over four hours after a truck overturned on Thursday.
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $180 million to support improvements to Nepal’s East-West Highway, the country’s main domestic and international trade route also known as the Mahendra Highway.
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Old passenger buses plying the East-West Highway have become a rare sight nowadays as the highway is mostly dominated by brand new luxury buses. From long-haul to short routes, luxury buses that offer fold-out seats, greater speeds and comfort have dominated the roads in the eastern region.
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A 55-year-old pedestrian died after a speeding bus hit him at Bhimdatta Municipality in Kanchanpur district along the East West Highway on Wednesday night.
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The planned upgradation of the Butwal-Narayanghat section of the East-West Highway will be delayed as the Department of Roads (DoR) has scrapped the process to appoint a contractor for the project.
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