Rs 98 lac compensation for Himagiri HEP explosion affected

DZONGU, 24 Oct:

A total of 85 houses suffered major and minor damages due to the explosion at Magazine house site of Himagiri hydro-electric project at Tigda area under Block Lingzya and Laven under Dzongu Sub Division in Upper Dzongu, North Sikkim on 24 Mar earlier this year.

The damages were caused at Upper and Lower Lingzya of Sakyong-Pentong Gram Panchayat Unit and Laven village of Lingthem-Lingdem GPU. An amount of around Rs98 lakh in total will be disbursed.

The cheques are scheduled to be disbursed on 02 Nov at Panchayat Ghar in Lower Lingzya by the district administration and the representatives from HHE private Ltd, it is informed.