Government begins blacktopping roads that were dug for Melamchi pipeline works

File image: Pipeline works underway under the Melamchi Water Supply Project

Kathmandu, October 15

The government has begun blacktopping toads that were dug for pipeline works under the Melamchi Water Supply Project.

The Department of Roads says the blacktopping has begun from Thapathali and will be extended to other parts of the city gradually.

Director of the Central Regional Road Directorate, Shivahari Sapkota, says the roads which will not be dug again for various tasks are on priority. “We are cooperating with the Project Implementation Directorate under the Melamchi Project,” Sapkota says, “so that we will not spend money in the places which will be dug again.”


After the pipeline works, most roads in Kathmandu Valley were left bare whereas some were blacktopped temporarily. Consequently, they would turn muddy during rains and dusty during other times.

The Department aims to complete the blacktopping on 220 km road before the beginning of monsoon next year. To make sure that the target will be met, it has developed a detailed timeline for the project.

The government plans to complete the Melamchi Water Supply Project within next six months.

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