Darjeeling, June 25: A major landslide washed away a portion of National Highway 55 in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district on Friday, an official said. The landslide took place due to continuing heavy rainfall from the last 12 hours in hills which had created a Major landslide and block the Main road.
The incident happened in Tindheria (17 km from Kurseong town) toward Siliguri.
Whereas this is (Tindharia) a famous spot for landslides, and every year landslide takes place in this area near Darjeeling.
In the year 2009, a major landslide had taken place below the railway workshop, and in the month of February 2021, the road was open again after 13 years.
The people of that area were happy but today again another major landslide took place above that spot, and this time also the road has been swept away by a landslide.
The toy train service from Darjeeling also has got affected again.
The alternative route to and from Darjeeling is Rohini Road which has not been affected. Since 2009 this has been the main road to enter Kurseong and Darjeeling, and the other route is through Mirik, but very few vehicles prefer that road.