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Parliamentary committee directs govt to blacktop all roads inside Ring Road within a year

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KATHMANDU — The Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has directed the concerned authorities to speed up ongoing road expansion drive in Kathmandu Valley and complete blacktopping of all roads within the Ring Road boundary in a year as per the government’s policy and program for fiscal year 2016-17.

The Committee on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Kathmandu Valley Development Authority, Kathmandu Valley Road Expansion Project, Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Road Division to complete blacktopping of all roads within the boundary of Ring Road in coming year.

In the meeting, the stakeholders held discussion on the up-gradation of all roads within the ring road as well as on road expansion drive, people’s participation, compensation and working system to that end.

The government policy and program has stated that the ongoing Kathmandu Valley road expansion drive will be expedited and all roads within the Chakrapath will be blacktopped by a year.

Committee Chairperson Rabindra Adhikari also directed the agencies concerned to inform the people of the respective geographical areas about the annual plan of road widening and maintenance in different places.

Chairperson Adhikari instructed to let people know the jurisdiction of the agencies while widening the road under the Kathmandu Valley Road Expansion Drive.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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