By Our Reporter
The Ring Road of Kathmandu expanded in the grant assistance of the Chinese government has given a new facelift to the Kathmandu Valley.
When the work to expand the Kalanki-Koteshwor section of the Ring Road to an eight-lane road has reached the final stage, anyone can find the road to be of international standards.
Once the 10.39 km Kalanki-Koteshwore section of the 27km Ring Road gets complete, Kathamndu will be having the widest road in the country, thanks to the Chinese cooperation.
The road was expanded by Sanghai Construction Group as per the agreement reached between the government and the construction company in December 2012. The road expansion work should have completed by January 2016. However, the work was delayed due to the earthquake and the Indian blockade of 2015.
Of the six overhead bridges to be constructed, only three—at Koteshwore, Gwarko and Bagdol have been built, and three others at Ekantakuna, Satdobato and Sanepa are yet to be built.
Eight bridges were built in this section of the road while an underpass has been constructed at Kalanki under the same project.
Once the final blacktopping completes, the traffic jams to this section of the road will be resolved forever.