Kathmandu-Terai fast track should’ve been ready around this time next year. Till now, 11% of work has been done

File: Construction works are underway for the Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track.

Kathmandu, october 7

After the government assigned the Nepal Army to construct the ambitious Kathmandu-Terai fast track three years ago, the national military organisation expressed a commitment to complete it by September 2021.

However, with just 11 months remaining before the deadline, the actual process has been measured at a meagre 11.11 per cent now.

If the actual plan had materialised, more than two-thirds of the construction work would have been ready by now. But, after failing to meet the target, the army has set the new deadline, according to which the project will be over by the end of fiscal year 2023/24.

A report that the army recently sent to the Development and Technology Committee in Parliament recently, only 9.52 per cent of the total allocated budget has been spent so far. There is not any dimension of the project that has seen 100 per cent progress.

Some of the works are at a preliminary stage that the army is yet to select construction companies.

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