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Narayangadh–Muglin road expansion gets momentum

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CHITWAN — The expansion of the Narayangadh–Muglin road section is gaining momentum of late. The road section, which connects the central hilly region with Tarai, was delayed in the wake of the 2015 earthquake and the post-Constitution blockade.

The earlier contract agreement had required the completion of the work by mid-April 2017, which has now been extended by four months and 15 days.

21 per cent of the overall work has been completed so far, said said Shiva Khanal, an engineer with the Narayangadh–Muglin Road Project.

The project for expansion of the road started in mid-April 2015.

Every day, transportation along the road stretch is barred from 11 am to 3 pm for the expansion.

The road expansion is taking place in midst of sporadic landslides as it requires trimming down hills on the side of the road.

The World Bank had extended a support of Rs 2.9 billion for the project.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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