Indian Army along with BRO taken up construction of temporary iron bridge on a large scale to reconnect North Sikkim
Troops of Indian Army along with BRO and assistance of civil administration and locals are undertaking operations at a massive scale to reconnect North Sikkim.
As an immediate relief to restore connectivity up to Chungthang via alternate route Mangan- Sanklang- Theng – Chungthang, troops of Trishakti Corps are undertaking construction of Bailey Bridge at Mangan-Sanklang Crossing, 200 metres upstream of where a bamboo bridge and Zip line was constructed earlier.
However, the width of the river has increased to 600 feet and water running along two channels with a 160 feet island in between. Decision was therefore taken to construct two separate bridges.
Working on a war footing, the Army finished construction of the 150-foot-long first bridge on 22 Oct 23. The second bridge is likely to be completed by 27th Oct: