KAVRE, July 25: A section of the Araniko Highway that connects the Kathmandu Valley with China has developed innumerable cracks within a year after blacktopping.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 18: The Barhabise-Tatopani section of Arniko Highway, which once served as a major trade route of Nepal linking it with the northern neighbor China, is in a dilapidated state in lack of repair and maintenance.