Dikchu-Mangan road in peril

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 NHPC Guest House located below the bridge.

The lifeline of North Sikkim, this road is now in a dangerous condition and could collapse anytime as the reservoir below the road is continuously scouring its foundation and endangering the main foundation of the bridge. Meanwhile, police personnel from Pheedang Check Post have been deployed at the spot to monitor the movement of the vehicles.GREF has been asked to remove the boulders stocked at the corner of the road.