WEST SIKKIM’S CONNECTIVITY WOES INCREASE


Gyalshing, 18 Jul: The bridgespanning PhamrongKhola had collapsed a few months back and this disruption has been creating problems in movement of people and materials in the YuksomTashiding area of West Sikkim. Although a temporary alternate road through the stream itself had worked during the dry season, it can no longer be forded, at least not by smaller vehicles. To avoid this stretch, vehicles have to take a long detour through Pelling. The district’s connectivity woes continue with the Tashiding to Legshipaxis disrupted at Lampatey and Khundrukey. [from RUDRA KAUSHIK]