December 10: The completion of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track will be delayed by one and a half years, the Nepalese Army said on Monday.
The Nepalese Army, which has been handed over the project by the government, said that the construction has been delayed due to the ‘leakage’ of technical aspects of the detailed project report (DPR), which in turn has pushed back the selection of consultant companies.
Organising a press conference at Army Headquarters in Bhadrakali on Monday (December 9), the Nepalese Army said that construction of bridges and tunnels has also been delayed.
After the approval of the DPR by the government, the Nepalese Army after had said in August that it would complete the project within three and a half years. But now, the army has revised the timeframe and said it will take around five years for completion of the project.
The army said it had to scrap the agreements signed with pervious consultant companies after some vital documents were leaked due to technical problems. The army argued that it has to start the process all over again, which will delay the project by one and a half years.