Beni-Jomsom road closed for 8 hrs a dayThe Beni-Ghansa section along the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road is being closed for eight hours a day as part of the ongoing road-widening works.
Published at : April 1, 2018
Updated at : April 1, 2018 10:54
The Beni-Ghansa section along the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road is being closed for eight hours a day as part of the ongoing road-widening works.
An all-party meeting held in the District Administration Office on Thursday decided to close the road in two shifts—from 7:30am to 11:30am and 2:30pm to 6:30pm—every day to facilitate the road widening works.
According to a police statement, the vehicles are being stopped at Baisari, Tiplyang and Dana areas along the 76-km Beni-Jomsom road.
The decision to close the road was taken in an effort to expedite expansion works on time, , said Narendra Subedi, chief of the Kaligandaki Corridor Road Project. The project has planned to blacktop the Beni-Jomsom stretch and gravel the Jomsom-Korala road within the next two years. The news of road upgradation has brought excitement among the locals who are expecting it would further promote tourism in the region and benefit them.
The road will be made 10-metre wide of which seven metres will be metalled after the completion of the road project. The upgradation works are currently under way in four sections of the road. The contractors agreed to complete the Rs2.49 billion project within mid-January 2020.
Sharma/United JV Company, Sharma/Gajurmukhi JV and Sharma/Gajurmukhi JV have been contracted to upgrade the road, said project officials. “The works are going on war footing. We have a challenge to construct the road within the deadline,” said project chief Subedi.