Beni-Jomsom to be shut for eight hours from Friday


Beni-Jomsom road will see a total of eight-hour closure a day from Friday to accelerate the upgrading task, said the District Administration Office (DAO).

A meeting of transport entrepreneurs, local people’s representatives, contractors and representatives of the project held on Tuesday evening in coordination with the DAO took a decision to this effect.

According to the closure schedule, the road section will be shut alternatively (from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm).

Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Adhikari said the road closure move was taken to complete the project in time.

The upgrading task of the 76-km road was underway into various four sections since six months. Under the upgradation, the road will be blacktopped, said Indra Singh Sherchan, supervisor for the Sharma Gajurmukhi JV, one of the contractors.

According to a project official, Sharma United JV is working on Galeshwor-Bhurung-Tatopani, while Sharma Gajurmukhi JV has been contracted to reconstruct Tatopani-Kobang. Likewise, Koshi Construction is working on Kobang-Jomsom.

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