Gangtok, March 17:
Regional office of Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (Guwahati) has written a letter to Sikkim regarding deceleration of three state Roads as national Highway in the state of Sikkim. In a letter addressed to The Chief Engineer (NH), PWD Sikkim it has written “PMO Reference regarding deceleration of State Roads as national Highway in the State of Sikkim, NH Deceleration Regd. This is inform that the proposal of deceleration of following State Roads to National Highways is under consideration in Ministry: (i)Manpur-Nayabazaar-Legship (ii)Nayabazaar-Daramdin Sombaria-Soreng-Kaluk Bermoik-Dentam-Uttarey-Chiwabhanjyang and (iii) Rangpo-Pachak-Mamjay-Dickling-Pakyong.
While on this achievement Bikash Basnett, Confidential Secretary to CM shared “Under the pragmatic leadership of CM P.S. Golay declaration of three State Roads as National Highway is under consideration in the Ministry of Roads Transport & Highway, Government of India. The Ministry has communicated PWD, Sikkim to submit project wise details of the roads”
In Pic; Road Network Details of Sikkim
Must tell, in the subject part of the letter it reads “PMO reference” which means it is specially assigned or ordered from Prime Minister’s Office.
The letter has also requested the state to submit the project wise details including total length of the road along with lane configuration, latest traffic study data along with supporting documents, tentative cost for up gradation to National Highway Standard (Civil work and Land Acquisition), importance of Stretch with respect to Strategic/tourism and legible Map showing the alignment.
Must tell CM Prem Singh Tamang had many times is his speeches said “west Sikkim will be tourism corridor, we are trying to convert west district as Business Corridor by connecting west Sikkim with Nepal via Chewbhanjyang and there will be National Highway to connect to Nepal” so this newly declared highway ‘Nayabazaar-Daramdin Sombaria-Soreng-Kaluk Bermoik-Dentam-Uttarey-Chiwabhanjyang’ will enable this dream. Also CM had also announced mega home stay project in Soreng and adjoining areas. Foreigner Registration Office at Ramam Check post has already opened that helps tourist to visit Sikkim from Darjeeling side directly.