Two more bridges linking Karnali, Sudurpaschim provinces developed
Tikapur : Two motorable bridges over the Karnali river have been constructed to link the Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces, benefiting thousands of people from both the provinces. Development of the two bridges has ensured better services to the locals besides promotion of trade and business in the provinces.
The bridges constructed would link Panchapuri Municipality and Chaukune Rural Municipality in Surkhet district and Mohanyal Rural Municipality-7 in Kailali district. With the construction of this bridge, people have started their journey along the Kuyine-Chisapani road section.
Chairman of Panchapuri Municipality-11 in Surkhet Hari Prasad Dhakal said the bridges have facilitated the journey of residents from Dailekh, Achham, Kalikot, Humla and Jumla districts.
The 550 metres long bridge over the Karnali river connecting Mohanyal Rural Municipality-7 and Chaukune Rural Municipality-10 has eight spans and was constructed at the investment of Rs 620 million. The next bridge is being constructed at Kuyineghat links Mohanyal Rural Municipality-7 in Kailali and Panchapuri Municipality-11 in Surkhet.
Construction works of this bridge are at the final stage and the bridge would be brought into operation within some days, it is said. The estimated cost of the bridge is Rs 320 million. Both the bridges are constructed under the Bridge Project of the Department of Roads of the Government of Nepal.