A high level committee formed under the convenorship of vice chair of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha has submitted its report to the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda today stating that Nepal itself can construct the Nijgadh-Kathmandu fast track.
The government had formed the committee on December 22 in order to take suggestions on the appropriate modality and mobilization of financial resources for the purpose.
It may be noted that the proposed contractor Indian Company IL&FS was slammed for charging toll tax from motorcycle-riders entering Kathmandu from Nijgadh.
While receiving the report, PM Dahal shared that the committee timely submitted its report adding that he had recently made an onsite inspection of the proposed fast track project sites. He further shared that with the committee report, the confusion on whether Nepal could or could not construct it with own resources has been ended and the construction works will begin soon.
The report has suggested that the existing DPR of Indian company could be used to save time and expenditure and Nepal Government could annually allocate Rs 10 billion to 20 billion for the purpose.