Kathmandu, May 21, 2018: The Nepal Army has handed over 17 km long stretch of road section from Syaphrubensi-Myalung to the Department of Roads. The road section was handed over and inaugurated in the presence by Minister for Defence, Ishwor Pokharel.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Minister Pokharel thanked the army for timely completion of the construction of the road. Along with Pokharel, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister Raghubir Mahaseth and Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari reached Syaphrubesi on vehicles after inauguration of the road.
With the completion of this road, the distance between Kathmandu-Rasuwagadhi has been shortened by 25 years. The Deparment of Roads will now blacktop the section of the road and make it operational throughout the year. The road cannot be operational during the monsoon in its present state, according to NA.
It is also the shortest connection between Indian,Nepal and Chinese sides across the breadth of Nepal as this road can also connect with India at Thori border point in Chitwan through Muglin-Galchhi-Bharatpur.