Impending slide: Households are worried

Nim Dorji  | Trongsa

The people living below the road before reaching Trongsa town are worried about the landslide.

With about 50 metres of road yet to be blacktopped with proper drainage system, the road has started to slide in some areas.

There are eight households below the road. They say that they are worried and cannot sleep, especially when it is raining.

Sonam Tshomo said her house is located below the road and her family is worried all the time.

She said that the slide was a perennial problem on this stretch.

Recently, slides damaged paddy fields.

Leki Zangmo said that the road was maintained the problem was reported to the authorities concerned.

As per the department of roads’ office, the particular stretch of road is included in the package in the east-west highway widening project.

The officials are monitoring the work.

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