Nepal is a land-locked country. The rate of growth of economy largely depend upon efficient land transportation links to the neighboring countries. So, it is very important to have program to link country with the road networks of the neighboring countries, particularly with India in the south.
There are three connections to the Kathmandu valley from Birjung, Indian border:
1. Kanti Lokpath(KLP)- 92km
2. Tribhuvan Lokpath-135km
3. Pritivi Lokmarg via Mugling and Narayanghat-224km
Pritivi Lokmarg which is significantly longer than the former two route but it is quicker and easier. This route is also prone to frequent closer due to slope failures, washouts and blockages during the monsoon season.
The increase of population in Kathmandu Valley and the need of a faster and reliable link to support the economic development in the valley gave rise to the urgent need to redevelop and upgrade the KLP to make it as a reliable alternative route to connect Kathmandu with Hetauda for facilitation of goods and services trade with the neighboring India.
Nepal Government has established separate project office on fiscal year 2065/066 to improve existing alignment and to construct one steel truss bridge over Bagmati river at the border of Makwanpur and Lalitpur distric.
Tentative Project Cost:
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Project Location: The location of the project is the section of road from Hetauda to Kathmandu. Hetauda is on the mid point of the east-West highway and only 60km north of Birjung, the Nepal-India border town.
Project Started Date: 2065-2066
Estimated Completion Date: 2074-2075
Project Objective: Redevelop and Upgrade the road to make it as a reliable alternative route to connect Kathmandu with Hetauda.
Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,21,91,10,000
Survey/Design : Detail Survey & Design by Korea InternationalCooperation Agency -2003.
Design Standard: Feeder Road (FRN)
Length Of Road: 92 km
Starting Point: Hetauda, Makwanpur (0+000).
End Point: Satdobato, Lalitpur (92+000)
Major River Crossing: Jitpur & Simat at 31km, Bagmati at 51km and Nallu at 82+400.
Design Speed: 30 km per hour
Right of way: 30m
Carriageway Width: 5.5m (Intermediate Lane)
Shoulder Width: 0.5 on both Side.
Camber of Carriageway: 3%
Camber of Shoulder: 5%
Minimum Horizontal Curve Radius: 12m
Minimum Vertical Curve Radius/Length: 500m/40
Maximum Gradient: 12%
Average Gradient: 7%
Minimum Gradient: 1%
Vertical Clearance: 5m
Minimum stopping sight Distance: 45m
Maximum super Elevation:7%
Minimum spacing between Center of Hairpins bends:10m
Present status of the Project:
Road Length: 92 km
Makwanpur Sector (Hetauda to Bagmati)- 51 km
Lalitpur sector(Satdobato to Bagmati)- 41 km
Black Top: 15 km
Makwanpur Sector (Hetauda Bajar)- 8 km
Lalitpur Sector (Satdobato to Chapagaun)- 7 km
Gravel Road: 11 km
Major Bridges: Jitpur & Simat at 31km, Nallu at ch 82+400
Makwanpur Sector (Hetauda Bajar Ch 8 km to 12km-Gravel deterioted)
Lalitpur Sector (Chapagaun to Tikabhairab-4km)
Progress of Fiscal year 2065-066:
Construction Survey: 15km ( 82+500 to 71+000, 57+500 to55+000 =14 km Lalitpur sector & 50+000 to 51+000=1km Makwanpur sector.
Fisibility Study: 10km (Jitpur to Thingan)
Earth Works :79000 m3 (Road widening from 82+500 to 72+000 =10.5km Lalitpur sector and 50 +000 to 51+000 Track opened Makwanpur sector)
Retaining wall: 8555m3
Sub base: 2270m3
Base course: 490m3(1200m-Makwanpur Sector)
Black Top:12m3 (150m-Makwanpur sector)
Masonry Drain: 400m (Makwanpur Sector)
Budget Allocated : Rs 5,00,00,000
Budget Expenditure: Rs 3,88,91,000
Program of Fiscal Year 2066-067:
Construction Survey: 19km (71+000 to 61+000=10 km Lalitpur sector & 50+000 to 41+000=9km Makwanpur sector.
Earth work :135000 m3 (Road widening from to 72+000 to 65+000=7 km Lalitpur sector and 50 +000 to 42+000= 8km Makwanpur sector)
Retaining wall: 8400m3
Sub base: 7500m3(10km)
Black Top: 260m3 (3km-Makwanpur sector)
Pipe Culvert: 3nos
Slab culvert: 1no
Earthen Drain: 4.5km
Masonry Drain: 1.5m
Budget allocated : Rs 5,00,00,000