NSH cut off at Chaten, repairs still awaited

Lachen, 22 Jul:

The section of North Sikkim Highway at Chaten, about 4 KMs short of Lachen was washed away on 20 July, and residents are fuming that no restoration work has been initiated at site thus far.

The Lachen Pipon and residents said today that the disruption was inconveniencing everyone and that the district administration and GREF should take immediate steps to repair the road.

To facilitate transshipment, Power department officials stationed at Lachen have constructed a log bridge across the damaged section. While this works as a stop-gap, temporary arrangement, the people have demanded a more durable solution.