Restoration works begin at Melli

Sunday, Aug 01, 2021 07:45 [IST]

Last Update: Sunday, Aug 01, 2021 02:08 [IST]

Restoration works begin at Melli


NAMCHI,: Clearing of landslide debris and restoration works have started in the areas affected by Friday landslides at Melli, south district.
Various wards of Melli had sustained damages due to the multiple slides caused by incessant rains. The area was also cut-off as road formations were washed away.
The south district authorities had conducted an assessment of damage to public and private properties on Friday.
Concerned departments initiated the clearing and restoration work from Saturday morning.  The Education department is focussing on Melli secondary school while Urban Development department is doing clearance work at Melli bazaar and surrounding areas.
Priority is being given on restoring the damaged road stretches like Bikmat-Rateypani-Melli so that Melli is connected with rest of Sikkim soon.
There were no further landslide-related damages in South Sikkim on Saturday.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi