Thursday, 18th September 2014

Rs 790 million allocated for Tarai roads


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Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Bimalendra Nidhi has announced a proposed budget equivalent to Rs 794.5 million for road expansion in the Tarai.

Minister Nidhi made this announcement organising a news conference at his residence in Janakpur today. The proposed budget would be used for repairing the Postal Road and for constructing culverts and bridges of the road in Dhanusha, Mahottari and Sarlahi districts.

He said he was ready to developing the road network in Janakpur as it would take two more years to implement the local Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project.

Stating the government was ever ready to repair the Postal Road by black-topping it as the construction of this road has not moved ahead due to the dispute between the Government of India and an Indian contracting company, he said included under this project are the Janakpur-Jatahi, the Janakpur-Bhittamod and the Mahinathpur-Godar roads in Mahottari district and the postal road section in Sarlahi and Siraha districts.

The Minister for Physical Infrastructure also said that ten roads within the Janakpur town converging into the historic Janaki Temple would be black-topped. These include the Janaki Mandir- Ramananda Chok road, the Mills Area road, the Janak Chok – Murali Chok road, the Bishwakarma Chok Road, the Old Bus Park road and the Janak Chok- Airport road. RSS