More Than 300 Tourists Are Rescued by the Army in North Sikkim

According to a government release, the Indian Army helped 300 more tourists who were trapped in the North Sikkim district because of landslides and obstructions.
On Sunday, 300 stranded tourists in Chungthang in North Sikkim received assistance from the Striking Lion Division and Trishakti Corps to cross a temporary bridge and continue their journey to the state capital Gangtok, according to the report.

The Army offered food, a place to rest, and medical comfort for the trapped tourists.

The BRO, GREF, ITBP, Army, and district officials were congratulated by the district collector for the tourists’ safe evacuation. Due to the ongoing road reconstruction between Mangan and Chungthang, “We have decided to not issue new permits to tourists to visit North Sikkim for the time being,” he told PTI over the phone.

Roads devastated by landslides and strong rains are “our immediate priority,” Mr. Chettri said. “Once the road connectivity is restored, we will allow the tourists to come.”


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