Dikchu-Mangan road on the verge of collapse

Mangan, 15 Jul: The condition of the Dikchu-Mangan road near Dikchu Bridge has been steadily declining as the reservoir below the road continues to scour its foundation endangering the main foundation of the bridge. “All we hear is the sound of landslides,” said a resident of Dikchu Bazaar. Every day the river is eating away at the foundation but proper protection work is yet to begin. Even though NHPC has started filling the riverbed with tetra pod just to break the strong force of the river, this measure might have come too late to control the slips and slides. Local residents have requested the concerned authority, NHPC and BRO to address the problem before any mishap occurs.