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.
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.