Traffic normalised on Gangtok-Siliguri highway

The Border Roads Organisation put into operation a Bailey bridge to normalise traffic along NH-31a, the only road that links Sikkim to the rest of the country.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2005 13:16 IST

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO)on Thursdayput into operation a Bailey bridge near the damaged Paglaikhoba bridge to normalise traffic along NH-31a, the only road that links Sikkim to the rest of the country through the North Bengal town of Siliguri.

Movement of vehicles on the highway had been affected since Monday as a major landslide on Sunday had badly damaged the Paglaikhoba bridge near 32 mile.

The BRO, however, immediately deployed its personnel to repair the bridge and also to put up a Bailey bridge near it to facilitate movement of traffic along the route, its Commandant AK Bhatnagar said, adding that the bridge has been completed and is now open to all kinds of vehicles.

First Published: Sep 29, 2005 13:16 IST