|Jan. 8, 2018 -- The Lhasa- Nyingchi high-grade highway has won the 2017 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, according to the Transportation Department of Tibet Autonomous Region.
Since the trial run of the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the No. 318 national highway last October, the driving time has been shortened to 4.5 hours.
Tourism has been boosted thanks to the highway that connects Lhasa and Nyingchi, two major cities in Tibet renowned for its abundant culture and beautiful scenery.
My wife and children come to see me every two weeks. When bad weather comes, they had to spend a whole day on the road. Thanks to the Lhasa- Nyingchi highway, they don’t need to worry about the traffic jam or bad road conditions any more, said Suolang Ciren, who is serving as a fireman in Nyingchi.
The highway is eco-friendly and free from tolls.
By: Jia Puyu