The Ministry of Road Transport 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. 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
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
including National Highways Authority of India and NHIDCL, Ministry of External
Affairs and Ministry of Commerce.
being a landlocked country is dependent on India for all its supplies. Kolkata
port sytstem and Visakhapatnam ports are handling the exim cargoes meant for
the landlocked country.