Two-thirds section of the Jajarkot-Dolpa road has opened for vehicles as of September-end with the Nepal Army speeding up the road construction.
The road has been opened for vehicles in the Jajarkot section of the 116-kilometre-long highway.
The Nepal Army, which has been assigned the responsibility of constructing the road, said that it has completed construction of 80 kilometres section of the road which includes sections in Jajarkot, Rukum and Dolpa districts.
The 45-kilometre-long Jajarkot section is ready and vehicles like tractors and jeep would be able to ply before the Dashain festival, said Major Bishwabandhu Pahadi, Chief Engineer of the Nepal Army's Road Construction Taskforce.
Pahadi, however, said that Dunai, the headquarters of Dolpa District, could be linked by road in two years only if the government allocated adequate budget for the project.
The Nepal Army has been undertaking the construction of the Rukum-Jajarkot-Dolpa road since the last 10 years. It took six years for the army to construct the road up to Jajarkot.