Kathmandu, December 9
The overpass construction at Gwarko Chok started today. This has resulted in a heavy traffic jam in the area from early in the morning.
According to the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, load-carrying vehicles, passenger vehicles and two-wheelers going from Koteshwar to Satdobato have been sent to the service lane 600 metres before and after Gwarko Chok. Small four-wheeled vehicles are driven through the main road. This has caused major congestion.
The overpass will be 35-metre long and going be built on four lanes of the ring road. A 280-metre ramp will be constructed from the Balkumari side while a 175-metre ramp will be constructed from the Satdobato side.
The plan is to build the overpass within two years. The Department of Roads believes that the overpass, which will be made parallel to the four lanes of the ring road, will reduce the traffic jam at Gwarko Chok.