The construction on a stretch of Tanakpur-Jauljibi road along the Kali on the Indo-Nepal border adjoining Pithoragarh and Champawat will resume from December this year. The process of e-tendering has begun and to be concluded on September 22, PWD Superintendent Engineer and in-charge of the assignment DS Hyanki said at Champawat today.
The work on the road had been suspended in 2012 after the Union Government gave priority to the construction of the Pancheswar Dam at same site but remained in a fix on its height. “Now it has been decided at a joint meeting with the SSB, the PWD and other agencies, convened by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs last month, that around 30-km stretch near the proposed dam will be kept unconstructed until a consensus on the height of the proposed dam reached between the Government of India and Nepal government,” said the PWD engineer. Read more