Joint inspection of damages around Pakyong bazaar

Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 23:15 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 17:33 [IST]

Joint inspection of damages around Pakyong bazaar

PAKYONG, (IPR): A joint inspection was carried out to assess the damages that occurred due to the surface runoff around Pakyong Bazaar and areas adjacent to Greenfield Airport today. 

The inspection team led by Agwane Rohan Ramesh, DC Pakyong, comprised of Robin Pd Sewa, ADC (Dev), Dak Man Subba, SDM Pakyong, Sonam Pintsho Bhutia, DFO Forest & Environment department, Arjun Gazmer, DE Water Resources department, Bikash Pradhan, DE Roads & Bridges, Sonam Zangpo Bhutia, DPO Zilla, Bibek Niroula, DPO Pakyong, along with representatives from National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and Airport Authority of India (AAI).

During the visit, the team inspected the areas around Bhanu Golai and Dikling Road and took stock of the damages caused around the area. 

Furthermore, a thorough inspection was also conducted at the Greenfield Airport to check the water-flowing channel and assess the extent of damages resulting from the heavy rainfall.

The representatives of NHIDCL and AAI expressed their concerns and presented their strategies to address the management of the water flow process. They also acknowledged the issue of water obstruction and scarcity in the district and ensured to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

The DC Pakyong stressed the importance of being accountable to the concerned departments and urged to maintain coordination while resolving the issue, as the residents and their properties are facing significant impacts. In addition, he also interacted with the families affected and acknowledged their grievances, further ensuring that proper assistance was provided to address their needs.

Furthermore, he urged the officials of NHIDCL and AAI to initiate the maintenance of the existing jhoras and work towards the restoration of the water drainage system so that the diversion of water gets channelled correctly and disposed of in the proper jhoras.


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