The land acquiring process of the much-hyped Outer Ring Road Project is set to accelerate within this month after the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) forwards the proposal for the same to the Ministers of Council.

The Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) had forwarded the land acquiring proposal to the MoUD on July 17. However, the ministry is just gearing up to submit the proposal during the Cabinet meeting. Urban Development Minister Dil Nath Giri informed that he will submit the proposal to the Cabinet meeting within the next few weeks.

The government is planning to develop wider roads and integrated settlements on both sides of the Outer Ring Road. The consumer committees and ORRDP will jointly fix the boundaries of land and the number of houses that would need to be demolished to implement the project.

ORRDP will be responsible to open the track of the 72-km-long project in the initial phase. It will also have to construct the retention walls on both sides of the 50-metre-wide road in this phase. During the second phase of the project, the road will be black-topped and four flyovers will be built at major junctions.

(Source: thehimalayantimes.com /Published: November 11, 2017)