Gangtok, July 18
The road below Sikkim Distilleries Limited which is under the Border Roads Organisation has collapsed totally leaving no space even for pedestrian. Possibilities of constructing alternative route was explored along with SDPO Rangpo, Commanding Officer BRO, Forest Department and other line Departments. .
A stretch has been identified behind the SDL. Survey started in the afternoon and report is awaited. Once the survey is over the alternative road will be constructed. The new road shall pass through private property of Pradeep Chand Pradhan retired Secretary to the Government of Sikkim, who has been kind enough to allow the road to go through his property.
The affected areas are Kumrek, 4th Mile Bhasmey, Rorathang, Rhenock and Rongli. Vehicles have been advised to commute via Ranipool- Pakyong or through Reshi untill the alternative road is in place.
The slide has put some part of Sikkim Distilleries Limited also in danger as multiple cracks have developed inside their premises. Source (DM Gangtok FB Page)