Kathmandu : The Department of Roads has planned to initiate the construction process of bridges at four locations next year.
According to Nareshman Shakya, the Head of the Bridge Division, the Department has conducted studies for the construction of multiple bridges in the Bagmati River in Kathmandu Valley, the Narayani River in Chitwan, Vijaypur in Kaski, and Tinau River in Rupandehi. Shakya stated, “Just like iconic bridges represent cities worldwide, these bridges will also be built to showcase the uniqueness of these locations.” A detailed plan for bridge construction, including special features, has been developed, as per Shakya.
He further mentioned that the design of each of the four bridges will incorporate local characteristics. In Kathmandu, the plan aims to incorporate elements of temples or cultural significance, while in Chitwan, it will reflect the presence of rhinoceroses and other local features. The construction of a bridge over Tinau River is being carried out under the “Signature Bridge Access Program” by the World Bank.
In Pokhara, the Department has planned to design and prepare for bridge construction with the assistance of international experts.