Mangan, 28 Nov:
The bridge over Bar Khola at 4th Mile, Lower Mangshila, on the Dikchu-Mangan axis in North Sikkim, is now in such poor condition that it can no longer be considered safe for vehicular traffic.
The iron plates and bolts on the bridge have come loose and some have even snapped, making it dangerous for school-going children and vehicles to cross the bridge. There is also a gaping hole in the bridge.
In September earlier this year, the hole was patched up, but has since disintegrated and residents complain that GREF was not addressing the situation.
When their complaints fell on deaf ears, 4th Mile residents used a log to patch up the hole.