Dzongu, 09 Jul:

A raft arranged by the North District Administration to ferry people across Mantamlake in Upper Dzongu was flagged off by Deputy Speaker, area MLA, Sonam Gyatso Lepcha.

The district administration had provided a similar raft in March for transportation across the lake. The locals have named one of the motor rafts, ‘Titanic Boat’.

It has been informed that the previous two boats were damaged in the course of daily operations and are currently being repaired.

Thesemotors can only be repaired in Kolkata as there are no local experts.

The State Disaster Relief Force personnel have been instructed to be more careful during the rainy season as a lot of debris brought by the rivergets stuck in the motor shafts.