Jomsom-Kagbeni road being blacktopped

MYAGDI, MAY 22: The road linking the Mustang district headquarters, Jomsom, with the religious tourism site and the center of Muktichhetra rural municipality, Kagbeni, is being blacktopped. The 13-km-long Jomsom-Kagbeni road has been widened to 11 meters and is being blacktopped using asphalt technology.

The Rautah-Atreya JV was awarded a contract of Rs 281.4 million in August 2022 for blacktopping the Jomsom-Kagbeni section along the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road, a national pride project. Project manager of the contractor company, Rautah, Sanjay Bhatta, said that prime coat has been placed to blacktop the two-kilometer road in the Eklebhatti area. “We have already placed prime coat on two kilometers and imported pipes, bitumen, and managed necessary equipment.

” The task of laying the base and sub-base has been completed, he shared, adding, “We have made preparations to blacktop the Jomsom to Kagbeni section within the current fiscal year.”

The company, with a contract of 18 years, had accelerated the given task after frequent warnings from the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road project to confiscate the deposit and blacklist the contractor.

According to project chief Dhruba Kumar Jha, graveling has been completed on 75 km out of the 110 km road connecting Jomsom to Korala, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Almost 85 percent of the 25-km-long Charang-Chhoser section has been completed. Jha told RSS that all sections connecting Jomsom-Korala border will be graveled after the up-gradation of this section