CM constantly monitoring and reviewing search, rescue and relief operation
Gangtok, September 27, 2012:
Finally, the weather has improved and the lives are slowly getting back to normal in North Sikkim, especially in the flashflood and landslide hit areas. The State Government led by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, Chief Secretary Karma Gyatso and Director General of Police Jasbir Singh are monitoring and reviewing the search, rescue and relief operation at the landslide and flashflood hit areas of North Sikkim on daily basis. Essential food and supply is taken care of. It has been reported that the Civil Administration along with the Central forces and pubic is working day and night to restore the situation to normalcy.
The road connectivity between Mangan and Rangrang which was blocked at Ambithang is now cleared and opened for light vehicles and for normal traffic it will be opened by tomorrow. Rescue & relief operations are still going on as 7 bodies are yet to be recovered. The helicopter service is still in operation for search and rescue. One Air Force helicopter has been deployed for supply of food and essential commodities at Lachung. About 36 rice bags have already been transported to Lachung and more trips will be arranged. The Army has further been requested to supply 2000 liters of diesel at Lachung. Assessment of food situation is carried out and is comfortable. Water supply has been restored in Chungthang and the power supply is being done through generator. Normal power supply is expected to be restored within 2 days.