Major landslide on NH-10 isolates Sikkim from rest of the country

A landslide at 29 Mile, West Bengal has cut off Sikkim's roadways connecting it to Siliguri and adjacent states

Major landslide on NH-10 isolates Sikkim from rest of the country
Photo Credit: Ekhan Siliguri

Gangtok, 23 September: Following heavy rains, a major landslide on the National Highway 10 in the 29 Mile area in West Bengal has cut off Sikkim from its adjacent states. 

Officials of the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) and PWD West Bengal which oversees the NH-10 have said that it will take around two days to clear a pathway for one way traffic if the rain relents by the evening.

The NH-10 is notorious for landslides and accidents due to dislodged rocks during the monsoon season. Since this road is Sikkim's sole source of connection to the rest of the country, drivers carrying essential goods are currently stuck in the area.

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