Road blocked for 4 hours near Mangan

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26 Sep 2018

Vehicles were stranded for over four hours on Wednesday at the Ambithang slide area near Mangan petrol pump in North Sikkim because of a rough stretch of the road. It has been a daily experience for drivers of vehicles and travellers; as well as for policemen who face problems every day. A one-km stretch falls under slide zone but the situation is prevailing for the past 20 years and the Border Roads Organization has not been able to come up with an alternative solution or in controlling the frequent landslips. Even senior officials like the D. C. (North) and SDM Mangan got stuck for about two hours during the day.