• Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

SIKKIM FLOOD SITUATION: INDIAN ARMY AND BRO COMPLETES SECOND BAILEY BRIDGE AT MANGAN

Troops of Trishakti Corps Indian Army with assistance from BRO and civil administration completed the second bailey bridge over Teesta River at Mangan-Sankalang. This has enabled move of vehicles and provision of relief material to the flood affected areas.

Due to the width of the river at the crossing site and an island having formed, decision was taken to launch two bridges. The first bridge was completed on 22 Oct. Working round the clock, the second bridge been completed on 26 Oct 23. The two bridges were inaugurated by Mr Pintso Lepcha, MLA of DZONGU, North Sikkim, in presence of officials of Indian Army, BRO and Civil Administration.

Engineer Troops of the Trishakti Corps along with several heavy Earth Moving plants were employed for this massive two bridge operation. This is a very rare bridge construction with two Bailey Bridges.

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