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MONSOON MANIA Sikkim cut off for 12 hours

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 4, 2009

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RANGPO, July 3: Sikkim was today totally cut off from the rest of the country for 12 hours following a series of landslides along National Highway 31A triggered by heavy rainfall in the area last night.

Heavy landslides occurred at three places between Rangpo and Siliguri – Andheri, Loha Pool and near Hanuman Mandir area from 1 am this morning. The Border Roads Organisation did the restoration work after which normal traffic was restored at about 1 pm today.
The road closure and the ensuing heavy traffic jam caused after reopening of the road caused undue harassment to the passengers.
A large number of people, with air or railway tickets, had to take a longer stretch via Rangpo-Kalimpong-Chitrey-Peshok-Kurseong to reach Siliguri and Bagdogra.

Source: Sikkim Express

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