The construction of a rocky stretch of a road on the India-China border in the Vyans valley in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh is scheduled to commence in December 2017. The rocky route will remain closed for the next four months except on Sundays for the movement of the armed forces, said Dharchula sub divisional magistrate RK Pandey.
“Provisions for four months have been stored at Gunji in the lower reaches and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police-that means the India-Nepal border has been asked to take care of medical emergencies of the villagers. ”After the winter months, the district administration with the help of the BRO will begin work on an alternative trek route for transporting essentials for villagers in the valley, he said. The BRO that maintains border roads intends to complete the work the rocky stretch of the road in the next financial year, officials said.