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Road Transport Ministry reviews progress of India-Nepal Road Connectivity Projects

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 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 including National Highways Authority of India and NHIDCL, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Commerce.

Nepal 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.

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