The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has given approval to the Department of Roads for the study of ‘Dobilla-Ghantichhina-Pame Tunnel’. It is said that the proposed tunnel will connect Parbat and Kaski districts. The study work of the tunnel project will start from the next fiscal year. After the construction of the tunnel, the 60 km long road will be connected to Pame, Ghatichhina in 10 to 12 km. For this, the ministry will manage the necessary budget in the coming fiscal year. It is estimated that the two-hour journey from the mountain will be shortened to half an hour after the construction of the tunnel.
A tunnel will be constructed from Kushma Municipality-8 Dobilla on the mountain to Pame in Kaski’s Pokhara Metropolitan City to connect the former Dhaulagirika Parbat, Baglung and Myagdi with the provincial capital Pokhara within a short distance. The work will move forward as soon as the Ministry gives approval to the Road Department to include it in the feasibility study plan. Ramji Ghimire, branch officer of the ministry, informed that the department has been given approval as per the decision of the secretary level meeting on June 10. According to him, a letter has been sent to the Road Department to move ahead with the work as soon as it is approved by the Ministry.