Poor road conditions force Upper Dzongu public to step up

Gangtok, 09 Oct:

The people of Tingvong GPU and Sakyong Pentong in Dzongu, North Sikkim, beyond the Mantam lake,toiled hard on Sunday clearing debris and sludge from the road to make commuting possible, informs a press release.

After bearing the brunt of the Mantam slide two years ago, the heavy downpour this monsoon has again crippled road connectivity to the two GPUs in Upper Dzongu.

Taking matters into their own hands, the villagers came together on Sunday to repair the road, informed Panchayat Pemtok Lepcha, as per the release.

The poor condition of the road has made transporting essential commoditiesas well as public commute difficult. Lack of action by the authorities prompted the public to take the initiative on Sunday.