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.
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.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.