Lhakpa Quendren

Gelephu—Gelephu Thromde prioritises pothole-free roads for public safety and sustainable development.

The ongoing road resurfacing and pothole repairing project, which began a month ago, is expected to be completed by the end of June.

The government has invested Nu 51.35 million in the project to improve road quality and reduce driving hazards.

Thrompon Tshering Norbu said that rigorous testing of construction materials used in building and road works (CBRW) were being carried out to ensure they meet the specifications outlined in the specifications for building and road works 2023 (SBRW).

Engineers oversee every stage of road construction, including material blending, laying, and curing to ensure that the roads meet quality and durability standards.

The thromde uses advanced technologies, such as ready-mix road patch materials procured directly from trusted manufacturers, to facilitate immediate repairs whenever potholes emerge.

Tshering Norbu said that by implementing these strategies, the Gelephu Thromde was committed to ensuring roads free of potholes and improving the overall road infrastructure for residents.

“These materials not only guarantee effective repair of minor potholes but also promote sustainable and smooth traffic flow during road maintenance activities,” he said.

With the ongoing improvement of road infrastructure, Gelephu Thromde has set a benchmark for constructing high-quality infrastructure. The water treatment plant, built to the highest quality standards, has attracted attention nationwide, according to the thromde administration.

Tshering Norbu said that Gelephu Throm could serve as a model for other towns in the country. “Gelephu sets a prime example with its high-quality infrastructure. On a broader scale, Gelephu is poised to become a model town without a doubt.”

The improvement in the quality and durability of the road infrastructure has already led to enhanced transportation efficiency and safety within the thromde.

“Gelephu has become the most important destination for both local and international visitors. This proactive approach ensures smoother and safer road conditions for residents and commuters,” said a taxi operator, Namgay.