Saturday, September 19, 2009

Landslides at 4th Mile disrupts traffic movement

GANGTOK, September 18: A massive landslide that occurred in the morning of September 17 at 4th Mile has completely disrupted the traffic movement between Rongli, Rhenock and Rangpo in East Sikkim.
The entire stretch has been washed away by the landslide creating trouble for the commuters.
Although no losses have been reported, the non-availability of transhipment has disabled people from moving out of the landslide area. “We are paying double vehicle fare and taking deroute via Padamchen to Rongli,” one of the passengers said.
No restoration work has been taken up. However, it is learnt that restoration work will complete within a couple of days