Sikkim’s Road Minister Visit Melli Landslide Area

Road Minister Sikkim Samdup Lepcha
Road Minister Sikkim Samdup Lepcha

Road Minister GoS Shri. Samdup Lepcha accompanied by officials from Roads and Bridges Department, Area Incharge Tilak Basnet and others made a visit. They inspected the various damage to roads due to landslides in and around Melli Bazar in South Sikkim to take stock of restoration activities to bring carried out at Melli availing convenience to the masses of the area.

Due to the incessant rain in the State for the last many days, major landslides have occurred in various places in Sikkim. These have damaged highways and other Roads connectivity.

In this regard, Minister Lepcha also carried out the road inspection from Melli to Jorethang Road. Along with Jorethang to Legship Highway to see the current conditions of the Roads with the concerned officials.

At Jorethang, Minister accompanied by Area MLA Smt. Sunita Gazmer, officials from the concerned Department and others to inspect the landslide damaged areas of Jorethang to Legship Highway road at Baiguney and Sisney in West Sikkim.

Minister seeks the details of damages and asked the officials to initiate the work to facilitate the traffic movement. He also directed them to inform him about the status of the works on a regular basis.

During, the day-long inspection Road Minister directed the department officials to look for the necessary and immediate measures. Also directed them to clear the roadside debris and to remain vigilant.

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