Central government sanctions Rs 15.57 billion for Tanakpur-Pithoragarh national highway

In order to boost connectivity in the Kumaon region, the central government has sanctioned Rs 15.57 billion for the Tanakpur-Pithoragarh national highway. The project involves the construction of a 148 km road stretch on National Highway (NH)-125 and will include 23 bridges, 13 bus bays, three truck bays, 1,086 culverts and three wayside amenities along the route. It is expected to be completed by 2020.