CoAS inaugurates Kaligandaki corridor

Pokhara, May 18

Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri, today inaugurated the 14 kilometre Kaligandaki Road Corridor joining Malunga of Parbat and Takuri of Baglung.

Nepali Army had taken the responsibility of constructing the road a year ago. Speaking at a function organised at Balewa of

Baglung today, CoAS Chhetri expressed happiness that the construction was completed on time. He said the NA would take up similar kinds of development projects in the days ahead as well.

“NA has also been given the responsibility of constructing a road from Takuri to Palungkhola at the border of Gulmi along the Kaligandaki corridor and security personnel have already opened a track to Gulmi,” said engineer Reshmi Raj Bhattarai.

According to him, they have targeted completion of the road construction along the corridor by next year. With the construction of a 225 kilometre road from Gaindakot to Baglung and 190 kilometre road from Baglung to Korala along the corridor, they will be the shortest routes to connect India and China.

The corridor will be a milestone in promoting places with religious, historical and tourism values in Dhaulagiri, Palpa and Gulmi districts.

Religious sites, including Ridhi, Rudrabeni, Setibeni, Ranighat, Ramdi, Muktinath, Galeshwor, and Gupteshwor, among others, lie along the corridor.