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Pakyong returning to normalcy

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 13:00 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 07:30 [IST]

Pakyong returning to normalcy

AJAY THAMI
PAKYONG: After a 19-day-long lockdown, activities in Pakyong town and surrounding areas are gradually returning to normalcy. On the second day of relaxation in lockdown today, people were seen busy doing shopping of essential commodities owing to uncertainty of further lockdown.
Similarly, hardware stores and vegetables market also saw people buying construction items and vegetables respectively.
Local taxis were seen ferrying passengers in and around Pakyong. However mainline taxi stand remainedempty today due to restriction in movement outside local area.

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