The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) 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. Letter of intent LOI is likely to be issued to the contractor shortly.
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 and NHAI, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Commerce.