8 lane ring road in Kathmandu

Kathmandu ring road

8 lane ring road of Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu soon is going to have a 8 lane ring road from Kalanki to Kotesswor in the aid of Chinese government. Vice president Paramananda Jha along with Chinese State councilor Yang Jiechi combinely laid the foundation stone for the project. The total length of the road is 9 km. The road consists of the combined package of footpath bicycle path and 8 lane vehicle path (4 km each side). Apart from that, there will be an under pass of about 8oo meters at Kalanki to ease traffic movement. Three new bridges will be built to cover different rivers. The expandable road project is only one third of the total ring road.

The present 27 km ring road was also constructed with an aid of china’s Government some three decades ago. After the completion of first phase of road expansion, department of road is planning to extend the remaining portion of the road.

Nepal Government had already signed an agreement with Shanghai Construction Group one years back. The project is estimated to complete in 3.5 years with an estimated budget of 4.368 billion.

Ring road, Kathmandu

8 lane ring road of Kathmandu Valley

The contractors have already begun the project from June 1. A team of 200 technical manpower had already arrived Kathmandu. Apart from Chinese, Nepalese manpower are also used in this mega engineering project.

After the completion of this project, Kathmandu valley will see a partial charm inn its face. It is believed that the traffic management will be improved at intersections like Koteshwor, Gwarko, Satdobato and Kalanki after the completion of the project.


10 comments on “8 lane ring road in Kathmandu

  1. I do accept as true with all of the ideas you have introduced for your post.
    They are very convincing and will definitely work.

    Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for beginners.
    Could you please extend them a little from next
    time? Thank you for the post.

  2. Hi Mr. Aryal,
    Has this project begun yet? And why do we have picture of double lane highway from somewhere else to show 8 lane highway being constructed in KTM? It is kind of confusing.Some mock up highway picture would have been better perhaps?
    Mr. Aryal I wanted to let you know that I am not trying put down what you have done here, I think this is great but I was so excited to hear about it and see the actual highway or at least the model of it but was disappointed to see this pic. Keep up the good work and keep posting please.
    Thank you.

    • Hello, Mr Poudel.
      Thanks for your comment and curiosity. The project has already been started. Although i am not a governmental officer, i can claim that the modality of the road is same as above. Ii guess you are well informed that, the modality is been prepared before the actual construction of any project. So is it..You can see the progress of the road near Satdobato.

  3. Hlo Mr,Aryal
    first up all thank you for your good job. such a good news make pleased to me and i try to watch a 3D video about it but i don’t found can’t we watch this type of video…

  4. Mr. Aryal,
    It’s been a while but here I am to bother you again:) Is it possible to put up some pics of the road being built? I am just curious how it has turned out to be. Ring road has special place at my heart since it was where I leaned how to drive and ride motorcycles. I would really appreciate it.


  5. Hi SP,
    I appreciate your curiosity regarding the ring road of Kathmandu, as it can be our pride too. I don’t know where do you belong, but if you are out of the country, it’s better for you to know that the work has already been started. My envision tells that the progress is almost 40%. If i get a change to to visit that sector of the valley, i will certainly post it and make a report of it.

    • Thanks Ramesh ji. I currently live here in US but plan to return back to KTM for good in a couple of years(hopefully). Anyway I really wanted to see some pics of road being built/complete. Hopefully you get to visit construction site and take a few clicks to post it to your blog. I was curious about BP highway but I got to read it online since it was on the newspapers but can’t seem to find anything on this ring road.
      Take care.

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