Kathmandu Valley Road
Name of the Project:
Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project
The important strategic road networks (SRN) in Kathmandu valley has been frequently suffering from traffic congesting problem. The rapidly growing traffic volume is ultimately beyond the capacity of the two lane roads in Kathmandu valley. Government of Nepal has been allotting a fund in budget head number 48-3/4-503 to widen such an important SRN from two lane to four or more lane in Kathmandu valley. The project "Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project (KVRIP)" has started in September 2007 to work extensively in these SRN.
Soalteemod – Kalanki – Nagdhunga Section:
Soalteemod – Kalanki – Nagdhunga Section is one of the important SRN among them in Kathmandu Valley. The project started with the handed over running contracts (Contract No. 93-063/64, 94-063/64, 95-063/64, 96-063/64) from Division Road Office, Kathmandu to widen Soalteemod – Kalanki Section and Kalanki Intersection. Soalteemod – Kalanki – Nagdhunga Section of Tibhuvan Rajpath is the main gateway to enter into the Kathmandu Valley. The traffic congestion problem has been frequently arose in this section because of the traffic volume in this section is greater than the capacity of the road section. The project is running with the objectives of widening of black top road from double lane to four lanes in Kalanki – Nagdhunga Section and three lanes to seven lanes in Ring Road Section.
Government of Nepal.
Description of Road Components:
Carriageway: Four lane black top road. (3.5 m x 4)
Median: 2.0 m wide median
Footpath: 2.5 m footpath
Drainage: Both side pipe drainage
Estimated Costs: 67, 50, 00 thousand
Estimated Project Completion Date: 2068/69
Current Status of Road:
|Black Top Width (m)
||Soalteemod – Kalanki
||Kalanki – Sitapaila
||Kalanki – Balkhu
||Kalanki – Nagdhunga
(Total length 9.11 km)
||0+000 to 0+400 m from Kalanki Chowk.
Plan of Kalanki Intersection
Preparation of Sub-grade at Kalanki – Balkhu Section
Removal of Black-Cotton Soil from Sub-grade at Kalanki – Balkhu Section
Preparation of Sub-grade at Kalanki – Sitapaila Section
The Stretches to be included in Performance based Maintenance Contract have been surveyed and finalized which are the following parts of East-West Highway:
1. Hetauda-Narayani Bridge, Kohalpur-Karnali
2. Karnali-Sivaganga (15 Km east of Attaria),
3. Siva Ganga-Gadda Chauki
Concern stakeholders demanded compensation of houses and land which are within the right-of-way of TRP. So, they demanded to limit the right-of-way from 25 m to 11 m to contribute their land without compensation.