The Department of Roads (DoR) has cleared ten of the thirteen major bocks along the highways in the country.

The Manitar-Raidak-Lhamoizingkha that has been closed to traffic since July 9 is yet to be cleared.

Executive engineer with DoR, Neten Tshering, said that the road was cut off and the reconstruction has been going on since the incident. “It will probably take about a week for the road to open.”

The Pasakha-Manitar road, which was blocked since August 10, opened to traffic yesterday. However, the Gyelpoizhing-Nganglam highway remains blocked due to landslides and falling boulders. DoR engineer Sanman Tamang said that the road has multiple blocks which might take about a month to be cleared.

“The road cutting is new and the continuous landslides has made the road hard to be cleared,” said Sanman Tamang.

Panbang-Gomphu road that was blocked since August 11 is expected to be cleared today.

Staff reporter