Heavy rains cause several landslides nationwide

Roads: The works and human settlement ministry has asked commuters to use caution while travelling as landslides have caused several roadblocks throughout the country.

Roads department officials said following continuous and heavy rainfall over the past two weeks, many of the roads across the country are blocked due to landslides.

A press release from the works and human settlement ministry stated that the roads department regional offices after mobilising manpower and machineries are working continuously to clear the roadblocks.

“Also, commuters are advised to be cautious while travelling, as there are road widening works going on and the roads in some stretches are risky,” the press release read.

Roads department chief engineer Tshering Wangdi B said that Box Cutting and Reotala on the Trongsa-Gelephu highway have intermittent roadblocks.

“There are continuous slides blocking the road, so it could take sometime in clearing them, but we’ve people on site to keep the road open,” he said.

Roads in Zhemgang continue to remain blocked in several areas.

There are blocks at various locations on the Tingtibi-Praling, Gomphu-Panbang, and Doban gewog centre road in Sarpang.

Other dzongkhag and gewog roads are open to traffic according to roads officials.

Heavy showers are expected this weekend according to weather forecasts.

Tshering Palden

1 reply
    MIGNIEN says:

    As i have said in my comment about the Article”DEMAND FOR VEHICULE RISES DESPITE TAXES ” of AUG 29 , it is time to thhink to built a new mode of transport : A COG TRAIN NETWORK from west to east linking main towns of Bhutan . The budget for road maintenance become more and more important.

    Report to my comment and , in wikipedia encyclopedia through internet , clic “COG TRAIN” and you will see technical explanations and pictures . There is a huge decision to create that netwok part by part !!

    Policy makers have a huge responsability to implement that problem .

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