Indian Army quickly builds vital bridge in flood-hit northeastern India

Indian Army quickly builds vital bridge in flood-hit northeastern India

The Indian Army recently announced the completion of a 70-feet Bailey bridge in northeastern India’s Sikkim within just 72 hours, restoring essential connectivity to flood-affected areas.

The incident took place at Bailey Bridge on road Dikchu – Sanklang in Sikkim on June 27.

Visuals showed the brave and strong soldiers pushing heavy iron structures through narrow, rain-soaked mountain roads to build a Bailey bridge. Their faces, smeared with mud and determination, reflected unity and dedication. Despite treacherous conditions, they worked in perfect unison, showcasing their unwavering commitment to restoring connectivity.


Speaking to Newslions Mahendra Rawat, Public Relations Officer, Narangi Army Cantt, Guwahati mentioned the bridge, built on the Dikchu-Sanklang road by engineers of the Trishakti Corps, was constructed despite persistent rains and difficult technical challenges.

Recent floods had severely disrupted road communications in North Sikkim, isolating many regions. Responding swiftly to the crisis, the Army engineers began work on June 23 and completed the bridge at Dett Khola, providing a crucial link for vehicular traffic from Dikchu to Sanklang and onwards to Chungthang. This new bridge will facilitate the delivery of basic necessities and critical medical aid to the people of Mangan district.

Mr. Pintso Namgyal Lepcha, the State Forest Minister, and the State Secretary of Disaster Management visited the site on June 27 and commended the Indian Army for their rapid and effective response.

This effort highlights the Indian Army’s dedication to supporting local authorities and communities in times of natural disasters, ensuring swift restoration of normalcy.

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