4,500 km road to be constructed: Minister Pandit

१३ आश्विन २०७६, सोमबार

Biratnagar, 30 Sept .  Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has informed that work has been forwarded to build a total of 4,500-km road network linking towns and rural municipalities to major highways of the country.

At a festival greetings exchange progamme organized by the Biratnagar Buspark Management Committee at Biratnagar, Morang today, Minister Pandit shared that the estimated cost of building that road network came to about Rs 8 billion.

Also inaugurating a new police beat and civilian help desk here, Pandit further said that the total budget of 25 per cent was allocated for the construction of roads. He warned of stern action against those builders and contractors building sub-standard roads.

Moreover, he is aware that work related to blacktopping the Rani-Nimuwa canal road will be inaugurated next week, adding that whoever is found involved in corruption and wrong doings will not be spared under any pretext or grounds.
Stating that the incumbent government was aiming for 11 per cent economic growth against the current seven per cent, the Minister expressed his confidence that the country could make a headway for development and growth through coordination among the three-tier governments.
Similarly, District Police Office, Morang Chief Bishwa Adhikari said that Biratnagar had witnessed a slump in criminal cases in the last two weeks, thanks to the public-police partnership.

Likewise, representatives from the Bus Management Committee Padam Shrestha, ward chair of Biratnagar-11 Tirthendra Neupane, Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE) province No 1 coordinator Saroj Shrestha among other stakeholders pledged to make Biratnagar a model town in the coming days.

To facilitate the passengers and transport operators alike as well as develop Biratnagar as a model town, they said they were considering various measures such as modern welcome gate, modern passenger waiting shelters, a bell tower, God Bishwakarma Temple, Senior Citizen. Room, putting in place dust mopping and clean drinking water facilities and the like.

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