Residents flag danger spilling from base of Deorali ropeway tower

Gangtok, 06 Sept:

Residents of Shyari Road situated below the rope-way tower in Deorali here have expressed serious concern over water continuously spilling from the rope-way today.

Residents of the area point out that there are many residential buildings on the slope below the ropeway tower and that the area has been witnessing repeated landslides from a spot just below the tower.

It is being contended that water has been flowing continuously from the retaining wall of the rope-way building and causing the mudslides.

Residents mention that the area has already witnessed two landslide so far this monsoon and highlight with worry that the slide is getting wider with the continuous flow of water from the rope-way building.

They are worried that a serious mishap will occur if nothing is done to contain the spillage.

The residents also complain that despite repeatedly bringing the matter to the notice of ropeway authorities, no concrete action has been taken.

They also inform that disposal of garbage from below the rope-way road was creating another problem for residents of Shyari road.