Prepared in 2012/13 these guidelines redrew the previous 5 year DTMPs which had become both expensive and unwieldy. The Guidelines defined the concept of a District Road Core Network (DRCN), this being the shortest network that would link each VDC with its Distict Headquarters. The DTMP also prioritises works by dealing with existing DRCN network maintenance needs before tackling improvement of the network and new construction.