Valley authorities get down to workFollowing the instruction of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to make all the roads of Kathmandu pothole-free within 15 days, the concerned authorities have swung into action to cover potholes within the given time period.
Following the instruction of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to make all the roads of Kathmandu pothole-free within 15 days, the concerned authorities have swung into action to cover potholes within the given time period.
The PM has also pledged necessary budget and other resources to fill the potholes on the roads and fix the drainage system.
The Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation (MoWSS), the Department of Roads (DoR), the Melamchi Water Supply Project, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have taken the responsibility of carrying out the repair and maintenance works in the Valley roads.
“We have been continuously repairing the excavated roads. But the process had been slow,” said Tiresh Prasad Khatri, project director of the Project Implementation Directorate (PID) under the Kathmandu Upatyeka Khanepani Limited (KUKL). “We have doubled human resources and are committed to cover the potholes in our respective area in time.”
The PID is responsible for repairing the roads that were dug up by the Melamchi Water Supply Project for laying pipes in Chuchhepati, Chabahil, Dhobi Khola, Ratopul, Gaushala, Jamal, Lainchaur, Narayan Gopal Chowk, Bansbari.
The DoR, which will be repairing drainage lines in Chabahil-Gaushala, Thapathali-Maitighar, Chakrapath-Kalanki, Nagdhunga roads. “We are deploying more people for maintenance works,” said DoR Spokesperson Daya Kanta Jha.