Rajesh Rai | Phuentsholing

All vehicles travelling on the Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway will now route through the new integrated check post at Bumpagang, which was inaugurated yesterday.

Bumpagang in Chukha is 76km away from Phuentsholing, towards Thimphu.

The Department of Engineering Services (DoES) with the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) handed the check post over to police, who will operate the check post, yesterday.

The construction of the integrated check post began in 2016 at a total cost of Nu 112.37 million (M).

According to the chief engineer with the DoES, Dechen Norbu, the construction was carried out in three phases that included allowing the freshly cut-slopes to stabilise, constructing an access road for residential units, routing a water supply, landscaping, and erecting housing and office buildings.

“It’s ready for operation. The facility is equipped with modern amenities such as automatic boom barriers, and CCTV cameras for surveillance,” he said.

Automatic number plate readers for vehicles, heating and cooling systems, and washrooms for differently-abled people have also been constructed.

The Chief of Police and the MoWHS secretary attended the inauguration ceremony.