Work on the Bardibas-Simara electric railway continues amid lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic. The national pride project has been divided into 17 parts from Bardibas to Gujara of Rautahat. Under the section, construction of 15 small and big bridges is underway. Of the 108-kilometer Bardibas-Simara railway, 50 percent work on 70-kilometer along the part has been completed, said rail engineer Suresh Sah.
Culvert installation along the section is underway. Lalbandi Municipality has coordinated the project, said the Municipality Mayor Man Bahadur Khadka. However, work on the project in Bardibas has not started due to disputes over tree cutting and compensation for the lands acquired for the project, said Bardibas municipality mayor Bidur Kumar Karki.
Compensation disputes have also led to project work effect at various places in Sarlahi and Rautahat districts.
Source: National News Agency Nepal