Blacktopping of the 44.6 kilometers Puraina-Suiya Bagauda under the Postal Highway has begun. The first phase of blacktopping one and a half kilometers road has been completed, said engineer Tulasiram Bhandari.
The task of blacktopping will be completed in the next eight months if the government releases budget timely, he said.
Meanwhile, the locals have protested demanding that the road from Shivachowk to Puraina should be widened up to 11 meters. They have also demanded the pulling down of some houses and structures within the periphery of the road.