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BP Highway being repaired


Nepalnews
2021 Mar 12, 11:05, Kathmandu
This undated image shows BP Highway in Nepal. Photo courtesy: Dangerous roads.org

Six years after the handover of the BP Highway, various sections along Dhulikhel-Sindhuli-Bardibas roadway are getting repaired. The regular and occasional maintenance as overlay and single surface tracing will be carried out on the roadway constructed by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The Dhulikhel-Sindhuli-Bardibas Road Project has informed that the maintenance would be conducted in some 100-km in this fiscal year. Project Chief Surya Bahadur Bhat said, "Although regular and occasion maintenances were conducted earlier too, the overlay is being done this year. The road is being repaired in a large scale."

Nepali labours are employed in most of the sections for repair. In addition to the money collected with road tax by Road Board Nepal, the maintenance is being carried out with the monetary assistance of World Bank, Bhat added.

Currently, the overlay has been over in the 5-km long Nepalthok-Dhulikhel section. Similarly, the plan is afoot to overlay 35-km Chiyabari section of Khurkot, Sindhuli.

Single surface tracing has been complete on 10-km length from Nepalthok to Dhulikhel. Contract for 20-km overlay from Nepalthok to Khurkot has been made, which however would complete next year.

Currently, the repair is ongoing at 5-km Bhakundebensi section.


Dhulikhel-Sindhuli-Bardibas road BP Highway Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA
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