200 km Mid-Hill track opens in Panchthar

- CHANDRA KARKI, Terhathum
200 km Mid-Hill track opens in Panchthar

Nov 18, 2014-

The task of opening 200 km long track along the Mid-Hill highway that links Chiyobhanjyang near the Nepal-India border in Panchthar with the Mahakali river in Baitadi has been completed before the scheduled time. The government had given the project top priority as it was declared a ‘national pride project’.

“With the completion of the track, light vehicles have started plying on the road,” project engineer Suresh Tumbahangphe said.

 The project officials said that the project has a policy of compensating only those people whose land and houses fall on the area designated for the track as per property damage evaluation.

The track includes 60 km Chiyobhanjyang-Ganesh-chowk, 40-km Ganeshchowk-Jorasal and 99-km Jorsal-Myanglung road section.

Tumbahangphe said that bioengineering, environment effects and traffic security has been kept in consideration while constructing the 200 km long track.

He said that out of 60-km Chiyobhangjyan-Ganesh-chowk, construction works such as gravelling and construction of culverts is underway on 10 km Ganeshchowk-Tharpu.

Blacktopping of the Ganeshchowk-Tharpu has been contracted for Rs 290 million while the proposal of blacktopping 11-km Jorsal-Tamor has been approved for Rs 300 million, project officials said.

 Likewise, gravelling of 24 km Majhitar-Sankranti track and 16 km Sherma-Myanglung track is currently underway. Project engineer Tumbahangphe said that construction of six bridges along the Sherma-Myanglung has reached its final stage.

Meanwhile, blacktopping of the 18 km track along the 60 km long Ghurmi-Khurkot road is also underway, Tumbahangphe said, adding that blacktopping of the remaining 42 km track has been contracted and that construction of 14 bridges on it has also begun.


Published: 19-11-2014 09:15

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