NH 10 expected to open today

Mukesh Sharma

Kalimpong,26th June

Gref machine clearing the debris
The expected time of Thursday evening massive slide at Swetihora has been extended till tomorrow morning at 10 am

Gref Officer and About 7 Machines from today around 3 am in the morning started the clearance work of the slide amidst shooting stones.The NH which has totally been blocked by the Thursday evening massive Landslide measuring around 250 m at Swetijhora about 38 kms from Kalimpong .
The lifeline of Sikkim and Kalimpong was today too was totally cut off from rest of the country.
The massive rock slide have resulted in falling of Shooting Stones amidst clearing operation is creating a problem.The expected time of clearance which was today evening has been extended till tomorrow morning at 10 am informed Suresh Gupta Commandar GREF .
Gupta informed that the district authority of Darjeeling and Gangtok has been informed about the expected time of clearing of slide portion.
Till today evening around 85% of Slide area was been cleared but the shooting stones and falling of more mud and stones is creating a problem in the Clearing operation .
Long queue of Trucks and other transport vehicle has been stranded on both Side of the road where as Sikkim passenger vehicle were taking diversion from Tista via jorebunglow kurseong to reach siliguri and Mongpu route to reach Darjeeling and then siliguri. Meanwhile Kalimpong passenger vehicle along with Buses took the Lava gorbuthan route to reach Damdim in dours and the Coronation Bridge to reach Siliguri .
Amit Pal a resident of Kolkatta having train ticket to Sealdah was seen stranded at Landslide spot having train of 5 pm today.

The place is expected to witness frequent slide as massive rock portion have obtained cracks probably due to recent earthquake informed a source

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