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Construction : Web Exclusive | November 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Nod to alternate road to NH 31A in Sikkim, Bengal

To construct the proposed 150-km alternate highway to NH 31A exclusively for defence purposes in Sikkim and West Bengal, the Defence and Forest and Environment Ministries have given their green signal. The Damdim, Chalsa-Rhenock stretch has been allotted to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the remaining 51 kilometre to the PWD department for expansion. Damdim, Chalsa, Khunia More, Jaldhaka and Tokday in West Bengal will be covered under the proposed route. The Khunia More to Rhenock axis via Rachela a distance of about 75 km linked up with the 51 km stretch from Rhenock to Ranipool via Rorathang. The proposal of alternate highway was floated by BRO Project Swastik in 2010-11.
 
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