BRO completes strategic road in Bhutan

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Border Roads Organisation has completed construction of a strategically key road in Bhutan, linking the neighboring country’s border town of Phuen-tshog-ling with its capital city of Thimphu.

The nearly 30-km long Damchu-Chukha road, which crisscrosses rugged and difficult terrain, has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 287 crore under India-assisted development projects in the Himalayan nation, military officials said.

Several India-funded infrastructure projects, including in the power sector, are being implemented in Bhutan, in sync with close bilateral relationship between the two countries.

The new road is expected to reduce the travel time between Southern Bhutanese city of Phun-tsho-ling to Thimphu by one hour and reduce the journey by around 19.5 km of steep uphill driving.

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