Much waited Thimphu to Phuentsholing highway is expected to delay further. Kuensel stated that “shifts the completion date of the much anticipated Damchu-Chukha bypass to 2015 end. Initially, it was March 2013, but it later shifted to mid 2014.”
Once the bypass gets completed, drive between Phuentsholing to Thimphu/Paro or vice versa will be shorten by two hours, therefore total driving hours will be not more than 4 hours one way. Once completed, tourist entering and exiting Bhutan by land would experience one of smoothest and scenic drive in Bhutan.