Repair of roads which had been dug to lay the water supply pipes for the Melamchi Water Supply Project has started following directives from Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to fill up the ditches and potholes on roads in the Kathmandu valley within 15 days.
PM Deuba on July 16 summoned the representatives of the bodies concerned and instructed them to fill up the ditches and potholes on the roads within 15 days, following the death of a girl who died after falling into a waterlogged ditch on the road.
A mechanism has also been set up under the convenorship of Chandra Kumar Ghimire, Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, for coordinating in the road repair works.
The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited Project Implementation Directorate had laid the pipelines for supplying the water from the Melamchi Project.
Directorate spokesperson Lila Prasad Dhakal said that the Directorate is serious over the road accidents occurring due to the bad condition of the roads in the Kathmandu valley as they were dug for laying the water pipelines.
Spokesman Dhakal said the repair works are underway with the target of completing them in 10 days.