Nepal flyover construction underway

Flyover construction is underway on a key Nepalese route.
Road Structures / March 28, 2023 35 seconds Read
By Ram Krishna Wagle
An important new flyover project is underway in Nepal – image courtesy of © Peter Hermes Furian |

Construction is underway on an important flyover project in Nepal, reports Ram Krishna Wagle, World Highways' Nepal correspondent. The flyover is located at Gwarko Junction on the Kathmandu ring Road, forming part of the Lalitpur section.

This ring road connects the major places of Kathmandu Valley along with Tribhuwan Highway in West connecting Western  Nepal Araniko Highway in the east connecting Nepal East with the capital city Kathmandu. The work is being carried out under the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) model by Ashish Samanantar Religare, a joint venture of local Nepalese companies. The US$1.4 million project should be complete in February 2024.

The four-lane overpass will have a total length of 540m; a 35m bridge with a single span connects the Balkumari side with a 320m ramp and the Satdobato side with a 185m ramp. The ramp will be a 16m wide road built on top of a mechanically stabilised earth retaining wall filled with soil. The bridge will have a vertical clearance of 6m.

Vehicles traveling on the main ring road will use the overpass, while those traveling on the Gwarko-Mangalbazar and Gwarko Lubhu-Lamatar roads will use the underpass.