Department mobilises broomers to make Kathmandu roads ‘dust free’

Kathmandu, December 7

Implementing the order from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Department for Roads has started regularly using broomer machines to clean the roads of Kathmandu.

Director General of the Department, Rabindra Nath Shrestha, says they have been cleaning the roads using the broomers regularly.

Shrestha says that he and his department are working towards making sure the roads are clean and dust free.

“We have been using the broomers to clean the roads twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. If you look at the roads, you will see that the roads aren’t as dusty as they were before,” adds Shrestha.

Previously, the broomers were only used to clean the roads before VIP motorcades only.

Shrestha also adds that the department is also working at cleaning the gutters as well as fixing the potholes on the road. He confidently adds that apart from Nagdhunga-Kalaki and Jorpati-Sankhu roads, one will not find any big pothole on other roads.

“We look after 300 km roads in Kathmandu. We’ve been maintaining them for a long time. We did it during the BIMSTEC Summit and recently concluded Asia Pacific Summit.”

He informs that the department has its own bitumen plant, which means it does not have to rely on the contractors to repair roads. “If anyone sees any hole on the roads, they can tell us. We will repair it as soon as possible.”

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