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Narayangadh-Muglin road project will complete by May 30, assures Minister Mahaseth

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CHITWAN — Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said the ongoing Narayangadh-Muglin road widening project would be completed before monsoon.

Talking to media persons after inspectiing the project on Sunday, Minister Mahaseth said the project would be handed to the government by completing it within May 30.

“I don’t want to go through the past, but be sure if contractors failed to accomplish the target by that time, they have to face music,” he stressed.

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According to him, 18 bridges would be constructed along the road while contracts for 4 bridges have been already done.

On a different note, he took time to share the government dream of operating railway service from China to Lumbini via Kathmandu and Pokhara. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s announcement to operate railway services in the country was not just a fantasy, but it was achievable, he argued.

It may be noted that first deadline for completing Narayangadh-Muglin road project was two years from April, 2015 to date, the deadline has been extended for the fourth time and contractors must to complete it by May 30, 2018 to meet the last deadline. So far, the project records an 82 percent progress.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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