The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways held a meeting last week to review the progress of the India-Nepal road connectivity projects. The following is the status of the various projects:
Mechi River Bridge project to be implemented at the Indo-Nepal border is on track. LOI is likely to be issued to the contractor shortly. The project will start by midlle to end of February, 2018.
Piprakothi-Raxaul Road (NH57A) – NHAI has received bids for restoration of this highway. Award of contract for repair is likely to be done by the end of this month.
Mirganj Bridge (NH 57A)– NHAI has done a survey of this bridge and a proposal for temporary bridge strengthening will be formulated in January 2018.
The meeting was attended by officials from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways including NHIDCL, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Commerce.