Rangpo Bridge loses reinforcement pillars, attracts abundant caution

Gangtok, 20 Oct [IPR]: A team led by DC East, Ragul K, inspected the Rangpo bridge this morning to assess the damage caused by incessant rain of the past couple of days. As per information received from him, the reinforcement pillars of Rangpo bridge were washed away last night at around 2AM by to heavy water flow in the river. Movement of vehicles of more than 10 tons has been restricted as a matter of “abundant caution.” The concerned agency is working to restore the reinforcement. He advised the people to avoid unnecessary travel and also asked all truck associations, owners and operators to take note of restrictions on tonnage allowed on the bridge for now.