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Landslides triggered by heavy rain blocked the recently opened Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway on June 7. The roadblock is expected to be cleared today afternoon
Landslides triggered by heavy rain blocked the recently opened Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway on June 7. The roadblock is expected to be cleared today afternoon

Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway to open today

The Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway, which was blocked since June 7, is likely to open to traffic by today afternoon, according to officials from Department of Road’s (DoR) regional office in Lingmethang.

Landslides washed away the formation width of the road near the Kuri-Gongri confluence
Landslides washed away the formation width of the road near the Kuri-Gongri confluence

The road was blocked near the Kuri-Gongri confluence, which is 42 kilometers away from Gyalpoizhing town. Few vehicles are stranded at the block.

DoR officials say landslide due to heavy rainfall washed away the formation width of the road. They said machines have been deployed at the site to clear the road.

Staff reporter

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