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Road widening works on Narayangadh-Muglin section to resume after Chhath

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CHITWAN — Road widening works are to resume on the Narayangadh-Muglin section by stopping traffic during daytime after the Chhath festival.

Chief of the Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Chandra Narayan Yadav said traffic would be stopped and road widening works started again after the Chhath festival is over and there is less traffic.

He said discussions are on with the District Administration to halt vehicular traffic on this section of the road during the day from November 1.

According to him, although the construction company has requested for halting traffic for eight hours daily, they were preparing to resume the road widening works by stopping vehicular movement for up to six hours a day.

“Now we will expedite the works by stopping traffic in the daytime after holding discussions with the local administration,” Yadav said.

Before this, the works were being carried out by stopping traffic for eight hours daily prior to the start of the monsoon. However, the vehicles were allowed with the start of the monsoon and the festivals.

It is said that about 800 meters of the roadside needs to be dug out at various points of the road section for the road widening works, and this demands that the traffic be halted.

The contractor company has until February 20, 2018, to complete its works. But it is likely that the deadline would be extended by one more month as the company could not continue its works during the last monsoon. The company has been urged to complete the entire works within coming April.

It would be three years in coming April since the road widening works were started. The deadline was two years and if extended it would be of three years.

Only 57 percent of the entire works have been completed so far, according to Project Chief Yadav.

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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