…DANTAK officials say landslides will be cleared after the monsoon

Neten Dorji | Trashigang

The motorists between 22Km Kanglung-Trashigang highway say they are worried landslides are worsening the road condition.

A landslide almost buried the road under the fallen debris at Namla because of heavy rain.

Tashi Wangdi, a commuter, said that in case of an emergency, it is difficult for people to reach the hospital.

Another commuter, Pema Wangda, said it is more challenging for light vehicles as it gets damaged because of the bad road condition.

Road users say that although the Project DANTAK workers clean blocks, the road condition has been deteriorating.

A taxi driver, Karma Loday, said that the exposed boulders are posing a risk for vehicles and drivers.

The road is narrow and slippery during the monsoon.

Teachers of Rongthung Primary School who drive to school from Kanglung walk from the landslide area.

A DANTAK official said:  “Huge boulders roll down on a daily basis and it is not possible to clear all rocks by machines. Once the monsoon settles, we will clear all landslides and find permanent solutions for Namla and Bamridrang.”