Wednesday, September 23, 2009

GREF starts renovation of landslide hit Mangan-Singtam road

MANGAN, September 23: The renovation work at Namok Khola landslide has started from today.
GREF labourers and two dozers have been deployed to clear up the slide debris at the stretch, which was swept by the heavy rainfall of the night of September 18.
A Mahindra Maxx, which was stuck in the debris at Namok Khola is still in the same condition.
It was also informed that the GREF had earlier planned to carry out carpeting works but had to be curtailed due to the rains.
On the other hand, residents said that the Mangan-Dzongu stretch, which has been damaged near Sankalang Bridge should also be renovated.
Speaking with this correspondent, GREF officials said, they will take a minimum of 25 days to clear up the Mangan-Singtam road for transportation.
The commuters from Singtam are at present plying from Gangtok while there are some who are travelling by means of transhipment at Namok Khola, one of the worst landslide zones of North Sikkim

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