The government will receive the Detailed Project Report of Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast Track road project 20 months after laying of the project’s foundation.
The project will cover 76.2 kilometres from Khokana in Lalitpur to Nijgadh in Bara district. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Ishwar Pokhrel
and Defence Secretary Bishnu Lamsal told the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the House of Representatives today that the DPR of the project
would be ready by the last week of January. Former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had laid the foundation stone of the project on 28 May 2017 in Nijgadh.
The project is being built by the Nepali Army. The NA will construct the project in the next four years. “We have been working to complete this project
within the stipulated deadline of four years. The project matrix has stated the timeline” Lamsal told the panel. He said had the government waited for
the DPR to be completed; it would not be in a position to meet the target of completing the project within the next four years. “If we follow procurement laws, we cannot complete the project within the next four years,” he added.