Kathmandu, Dec. 7 -- Not a single road project of 'national pride' will meet the deadline set when their construction began a decade ago. This has prompted the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport to push their deadlines.

Presenting the status of the projects to the National Concerns and Coordination Committee of the National Assembly on Thursday, officials at the ministry said the deadline has been extended by around two years in the lack of expected progress so far.

Currently, there are six projects overseen by the Infrastructure Ministry which include the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway being constructed by the Nepal Army. The Pushpa Lal (Mid-hill) Highway and Postal Highway that run east-west, and Karnali, Koshi and Kaligand...