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Landslide washed away a portion of road near Bubja in Trongsa
Landslide washed away a portion of road near Bubja in Trongsa

Trongsa-Gelephu highway closed to traffic

With about 50ms of road’s formation width completely washed away by landslide near Bubja in Trongsa, the Trongsa-Gelephu highway is closed to traffic since the midnight of July 23.

Mangdechu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) officials say they started working towards constructing a temporary road since yesterday.

Officials claim they expect the light vehicles to be able to ply by today evening.

MHPA’s chief engineer, AK Sthapak, said continues heavy rainfall for few days in the area caused the landslide.

“We should be able to construct a temporary road through which heavy vehicles could also ply in a week’s time if the weather favors,” he said.

The chief engineer said that they would be able to start construct permanent road only after the monsoon ends.

Staff reporter

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