Gasa is once again cut off after a flash flood washed away a section of road at Tashithang along the Punakha-Gasa highway on the night of April 25.

According to the chief engineer with the Department of Roads (DoR) office at Lobesa GM Rai, the flash flood washed away more than 12 metres of the road.

He said the DoR office in Lobesa has sent an excavator and a bulldozer to the site to restore the road. He said the machines reached the site yesterday night and work would start early morning today. The road is expected to be restored by this evening, the chief engineer said.

Gasa dzongkhag administration is gearing up to hold its Moenlam Chennmo next month.  In 2012, the dzongkhag remained cut off for more than three months following a cloud burst at Damji.  Almost every year the dzongkhag gets cut off due to landslides or flash floods.

Staff Reporter