Friday, October 16, 2009
MANGAN, October 16: In what could be a repeat of 1949, the Himagiri Power Project staff discovered hot-spring at the site where they were drilling rock, about 150 ft above Lingdem Road on September 10.
The drilling works have been stopped after the discovery.
Talking to media persons Zilla member of the area, Dubzor Lepcha and the local people informed that the same hot spring was discovered at the same place in the year 1949 but suddenly submerged after two years. “This year, this hot spring has suddenly emerged with drilling works being carried out at the same place,” they said.
Meanwhile, the public has requested the Himagiri general manager and its staff members not to carry out drilling work at the site as the area, they said was very sensitive. “This spot should rather be developed for tourism purpose. Hot spring water storage tank should be constructer for wider benefit,” the public added.
Reacting to the public response, the Himagiri power project developers have assured to think over the development of the site for tourism purpose.