Northern Bypass Road


The main objective of the Project are as follows:

  • To channelize and decongest the heavy traffic out of main town core area.
  • To facilitate the link on opening of Bhutan –India (Second) Gate, located opposite Gurudwara Temple, GREF Area.
  • Connect Samtse- Phuentsholing Highway with the Northern By-pass road on lower end of Omchu at its right bank.
  • Streamline heavy traffic moving towards Thimphu and out to West Bengal through Jaigaon.

As explained above, the Northern Bypass Road shall provide main urban by-pass thoroughfare out of the main commercial centre of Phuentsholing. The bypass road which is 2.66 Km in length shall connect the Mini Dry Port to the east with junction to Samtse-Phuentsholing highway and follow the northern bank of Omchu with connection to the Phuentsholing-Thimphu Highway (near RBA cantonment/Turning). A 120 mtr. length of curvilinear bridge will be constructed over Omchu at upstream of existing Archery Range, which will connect the road to Phuentsholing-Thimphu Highway.

Also, a under pass near the existing vegetable market junction will be constructed. Kabray loop road, connecting Kabray upstream area, from Late Dasho Rim’s area is too in-corporated in the project.