Damchu – Chukha bypass road opened to traffic

//Damchu – Chukha bypass road opened to traffic

The much awaited Damchu – Chukha bypass road is being officially opened to traffic today (18/07/2018).

Speaking at the event Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister said, “Let this road be a reminder to celebrate our friendship. Let’s showcase the world how beautiful the relationship between Bhutan and India is.”

The bypass on Phuntsholing-Thimphu highway is expected to reduce the travel time by one hour. Dasho said that the road will save lot of money to the travellers. Approximately, trucks and light vehicle will save 8 and 2.5 litres of fuel respectively. The Guest of honour, DGBR said that this road will help Bhutan in reduction of overall carbon footprint.

Source: PMO Bhutan, facebook page