Kathmandu-Terai/Madhesh Expressway is a Mega Highway Project prioritized, as a "National Pride Project" having strategic significance.
The Government of Nepal decided to give the responsibility of construction management to Nepali Army on 21st Baisakh 2074 BS. The Project was formally handed over through The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation (MoPIT) on 27th Shrawn 2074.
The long awaited Expressway will be constructed along the pilot track opening which was initially developed by the Nepali Army in 2069 BS. The Nepali Army is entrusted for this key responsibility due to its reputation and trustworthiness earned by the timely construction of numerous road projects in the past, amidst various hazardous conditions.
The Nepali Army considers this Mega Project as an exceptionally challenging opportunity since the expressway has to be designed and built as per the international standard. Therefore, Nepali Army has targeted to build the Expressway as an
Exemplary State of the Art of Civil Construction in South Asia. More importantly, this Expressway is believed not only become a boon but also genesis for a huge socio-economic development in Nepal.
The project road runs along the Bagmati River corridor, which originates at Sano Khokana, travels through Chhaimale, Gausel, Malta, Budune and Chhatiwan, and reaches to Nijgadh where it connects with the East West Mahendra Highway. This project shortens the travelling distance from Kathmandu to Nijgadh by 193 km and saves travelling time by more than four hours.
The Detail Project Report (DPR) of the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhesh Fast Track (Expressway) Road Project (KTFT) was prepared by Soosung Engineering Co., Ltd South Korea and approved on 1st Bhadra 2076 by the Government of Nepal.