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BAITADI: Construction of the Satbanjh-Sribhawar-Hat road of Baitadi has gained momentum.
An additional 14-km section of the Satbanj-Sribhawar road that is considered a pride project of Sudurpaschim Province would be blacktopped soon, shared Information Officer of the Infrastructure Development Office, Harkaraj Joshi.
Likewise, blacktopping has been in the final phase in the six-kilometer section of the road.
A contract of Rs 527 million, excluding VAT was solicited for the blacktopping of an additional 14-km section.
Blacktopping of 14-km section from Gadagaun to Kathegaunda would be completed in three years, the infrastructure development office said.
An additional 20-km road from Kathegaunda would be upgraded. A contract of Rs 177.5 million has been solicited.
In addition, blacktopping has gained momentum in 13.5-km road from Sribhawar-Hat section.
The road section would be used as a fast track to connecting the folks of Bajhang, Purchaudi municipality, Sigas municipality and Surnaya rural municipality with Baitadi district headquarters.
As the road would be used as a short-cut way to reach Indian border, Jhulaghat, it has a potential to spur trade and business, former chairperson of Surnaya rural municipality, Bir Bahadur Bista, said.