Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa unveiled the "KTFT Journal&quo...
|S.No.||Description of Works||Progress|
|iii.||Retaining Structure (Masonry & Reinforced Earth wall)||28.00%|
|iv.||Cross Drainage Structure (Pipe Culvert & Box Culvert)||18.50%|
|v.||Tree Felling Work||94.00%|
|S.No.||Particulars||FY 073/74||FY 074/75||FY 075/76||FY 076/77|
|i.||Total Budget (billion)||1.35||10.13||15.39||15.0072|
|ii.||Revised Budget (billion)||1.35||8.60||5.97||4.46|
|iv.||Total expenditures (billion)||1.34||8.97||14.70||16.66|
Total length of the project is 72.5 km, which comprises road section of 55.5 km, three tunnels of 6.41 km and various bridges of 10.59 km.
i. The road works have been executed by 30 different NCB (National Contractors) packages and 8 packages by Nepali Army where the aggregated progress of the package is 88% covering 44.1 km roadway construction up to formation level so far.
ii. The remaining 11.4 km includes project amenities like PUP, VUP, POP, VOP, toll plaza, rest area, interchanges; that would be executed during forthcoming phases.
i. National Consultants have been selected for Geotechnical and Geophysical investigation work related to tunnel construction. Field work of Geophysical Investigation is complete and report is being prepared.
ii. A total of 18 bore holes in Mahadevtar (9), Dhedre (5), and Lendanda (4) are being drilled under Geotechnical Investigation and the work is in progress.
iii. Under EPC modality (ICB), prequalification (PQ) has been opened for the selection of competent international construction companies for the tunnels, in two packages (I & II)
iv. The process for additional tests related to Geotechnical and Geophysical Investigations from national consultants have also started.
i. RFP (Request for Proposal) for 6 NCB packages for Geotechnical Investigation of 87 bridges locations is under process, the bridges will be constructed under ICB (International Construction Bidding) procurement.
ii. For the access road purpose, it has been planned for installation of 12 Bailey bridges in different locations out of which 2 has been already installed.
To ensure the quality of works, five laboratories have been established at Makhubesi, Mahadevtar, Lendanda, Rajdamar and Nijgadh basecamps to carry out tests for Quality Control (QC).
Out of the information published for acquisition of land under this project, compensation of 4,357 ropani 14 anna 2 paisa 3 dam (84%) of the land have been compensated, so far and 807 ropani 5 anna 2 paisa (16%) of the land is yet to be compensated. The land acquisition is not complete because of Khokana dispute.
Out of 38,664 trees felling under the project's jurisdiction ,27,007 tress need to be fell down, 25,765 tree been fell down so far (till 2077 Bhadra).
For Compensatory plantation work in 1:25 ratio, 107,118 numbers of tree saplings are planted till Shrawan 2077.Plantation work is in progress.
For survey, design and construction supervision work of the project, M/S Yooshin Engineering Corporation, Korea JV International Consultant had been selected on 2077.02.02. Team of expert from the Yooshin JV has carried out its work in association with the team of their local associates, comprising GIDAN & SITARA.
The access road for tunnel and bridge works is under construction. Present priority has been given for connecting to the inlet and outlet portals of the three tunnels.
Rs.8 billion 840 million has been sanctioned for the project on the Capital side and Rs. 984 million on the Current side. A total of Rs.8.93 billion has been approved for the current Fiscal Year 077/78.
Impact of COVID-19, currently a global pandemic and lockdown the previous fiscal year delayed the work progress of substantially. However, with following safety guidelines and protocols, the project works have been continued effectively.
Necessary coordination and discussion has been continued for resolving the local land issues particularly the Khokana,Bungamati land issues.