KATHMANDU : The construction of three corridor roads have begun in Panchthar with the objective of developing them as fast-track highways.
These corridor roadways include the Hewa Corridor, the Nibu Corridor and the Nawa Corridor. The Hewa corridor covers the northern areas, the Nibu corridor the central areas while the Nawa corridor covers the southern belt of the district.
These three corridors which will be linked to other hilly roads will be connected to the Tamor Corridor road. The Tamor corridor road is the roadway that connects three countries- Nepal- India and China. It passes through Mulghat of Dhankuta, Panchthar and Taplejung district in the east of the country.
Construction of these three corridor highways is being carried out under the Chief Minister Rural Road Project which the State 1 government has placed under special priority. The Infrastructure Development Office Panchthar said that Rs 8.7 million was allocated to each of the three corridor projects in fiscal year 2019/20.
The detailed project report (DPR) was carried out and construction of the track of the three corridor roads has begun with this budget, officiating chief of the Office, Lalit Kumar Chaudhari said.
According to him, an equal budget of Rs 11 million has been set aside for each corridor road project in the current fiscal year. Last fiscal year, 2.76 kilometres track of Hewa corridor, 2.6 kilometres track of the Nibu corridor and 3.9 kilometres track of the Nawa corridor highway were constructed.
Similarly, the DPR has been prepared for 21 kilometres of the Hewa corridor and 23 kilometres each for the Naba and Nibu corridors. The corridor roads will be eight metres wide.