Ring Road (Kathmandu)

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काठमाडौं चक्रपथ
Kathmandu Ring Road
Kathmandu Ring Road in red
Route information
Maintained by MoPIT (Department of Roads)
Length27 km (17 mi)
Major junctions
Ring road around Kathmandu
Major intersections H02 Tribhuvan Highway at Kalanki
H03 Araniko Highway at Koteshwor
Location
CountryNepal
Highway system
H15 H17
Ring Road at Koteshwor

Kathmandu Ring Road (Nepali: काठमाडौं चक्रपथ) is an eight-lane ring road circling around the cities of Kathmandu and Lalitpur. The total length of the Ring Road is 27 kilometres (17 mi).[1] It has a right of way of 62m (with 31m on either side of the center line).

Route[edit]

The road connects major places like Kalanki, Satdobato, Gwarko, Balkumari, Koteswor, Tinkune, Tribhuvan International Airport, Gaushala, Chabhil, Sukedhara, Maharajganj, Basundhara, Samakhushi, Gongabu, Balaju, and Swayambhunath.

History[edit]

In 2018, A section of 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) was expanded eight-lanes in cooperation of the Chinese government.[2] To ease traffic congestion at Kalanki, Nepal's first underpass was constructed in 2018.[3] In 2019, Ring Road served as a sporting venue for Cycling events at the 2019 South Asian Games.[4]

Expansion[edit]

The government has decided to expedite construction of the proposed 71.93 km Outer Ring Road that is supposed to encircle most of the urban areas in Kathmandu Valley. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared in 2008.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Make Ring Road pedestrian-friendly". thehimalayantimes.com. The Himalayan Times.
  2. ^ TelegraphNepal.com
  3. ^ "Kalanki underpass opens for public". Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Cycling". South Asia Olympic Council. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  5. ^ "The Rising Nepal: Outer Ring Road back on cards". therisingnepal.org.np. Retrieved 2019-09-27.