November 29, 2019

Mangan, 28 Nov: 

The bridge over Bar Khola at 4th Mile, Lower Mangshila, on the Dikchu-Mangan axis in North Sikkim, is now in such poor condition that it can no longer be considered safe for vehicular traffic.    

The iron plates and bolts on the bridge ha...

November 25, 2019

Dikchu, 24 Nov: 

Residents of Aapdara, a village near Dikchu which sits right above the dam and head-race tunnel of Teesta Stage V hydel project, has been grappling with sinks and slides ever since the project was commissioned back in 2006. Over the more than a decade t...

September 10, 2019

Mangan, 09 Sept: 

The bridge at Bar Khola at 4th Mile, Lower Mangshila on the Dikchu-Mangan highway in North Sikkim is in poor condition and poses a threat to the safety of those commuting along this route.

Unfortunately, it also sits on the only main road and is receivi...

August 31, 2019

Dikchu, 30 Aug: 

The Affected Citizen of Teesta and Save Dzongu organized a meeting at Hee Gyathang Panchyat Ghar today to register their protest against the implementation of the 510 MW Teesta Stage IV hydroelectric project. 

Present for the meeting were ACT General Sec...

August 8, 2019

Mangan, 07 Aug:

A cane bridge has been constructed to span Mantam lake and reconnect the three GPUs of Tingvong, Sakyong-Pentong and Lingthem-Lingdem. It may be recalled that the suspension bridge at Mantam was washed away on 18 June affecting supply of essential commod...

July 23, 2019

Lachen, 22 Jul:

The section of North Sikkim Highway at Chaten, about 4 KMs short of Lachen was washed away on 20 July, and residents are fuming that no restoration work has been initiated at site thus far.

The Lachen Pipon and residents said today that the disruption was...

July 12, 2019

Mangan, 11 Jul:

The Mangan-Singtam road was opened for vehicular trafficthis morning. It was closed earlier due to landslide and fallingboulders which hadblocked the bridge at 4th mile. Vehicles plying towards Siliguri, Singtam and Gangtok had to travel from zero point...

July 11, 2019

Dikchu, 10 Jul:

Roads & Bridges Minister, Samdup Lepcha, accompanied by ADC(N), Somnath Adhikari, SP(N), SG Bhutia, AEE, BRO, Rajat Agarwal, General manager (Incharge), NHPC HEP Stage V, S Khatwa, Forest department officials and Panchayats visited the landslide spot on...

July 10, 2019

DZONGU, 09 Jul: 

Restoration of road at Mantam in Upper Dzongu in North Sikkim has been initiated and is expected to be completed in 15-16 days.

Foot suspension bridge main cable over Mantam lake connecting Upper Dzongu was installed today. This could not be done earlier...

July 9, 2019

Mangan, 08 Jul:

Continuous rainfall for the past few days has damaged the foundation of Dikchu-Mangan road near Dikchu Bridge at the border of North and East Sikkim.

Some parts of the road formation were damaged on 17 June by a swollen Teesta which also washed away the N...

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