“80 per cent progress has been achieved in 23 road projects”

Kathmandu, December 31: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management has stated that of the 23 road projects under the Department of Roads, 80 per cent progress was achieved in the last four months.
At a news conference held here by the MoPITM on Sunday, Minister Raghubir Mahaseth shared that there were 7 projects that had achieved 50-80 per cent of progress while 5 projects have gained 50 per cent progress.
Similarly, six projects related to roads were yet to be implemented in the first four months of the current fiscal year.
Minister Mahaseth, shedding light on the progress made in the railway connectivity, said,” Under the Railway Department, railway service will start in Jayanagar-Janakpur-Kurtha Railway’s 35 kms stretch in few months. Another 17-kms of railway track will be constructed to stretch railway service upto Bijulpura in India.”
Mahaseth further informed that trains will operate upto Bardibas in two years and upto Nijgadh in four years.
“Matter relating to the operation of the Jayanagar-Janakpur railway service will known by January 10,” he said, adding that decision was already made to operate the train with Nepali national flag in it.
The consultants are conducting feasibility study of the Kerung-Kathmandu Railway, according to MoPITM.
It was also shared that the government through the meeting of Council of Ministers recently made a decision to purchase 300 electronic buses to operate in the Kathmandu Valley and had introduced a concept paper for transport infrastructure and transportation management in urban areas.
Minister Mahaseth also shared that 16 Transport Management Offices and 13 Service Offices were handed to the provincial governments. The concept of transportation management has been introduced to streamline the public transportation system in the country.
Likewise, Secretary at the Ministry Madhusudan Adhikari and Joint-Secretary Shivahari Sapkota briefed the media about the achievements of the Ministry in the last four months.

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