(The English may appear incorrect at places but this is only to keep the translation as accurate as possible)
IF OVERCROWDING IS NOT ADDRESSED IN DARJEELING AND SIKKIM THEN THERE WILL BE A DEADLY SITUATION : RESEARCH TEAM
A joint research team from
The combined Polish / Indian team has been studying this area for the last 20yrs. The coordinator of the Indian team Mr Subir Sarkar, geologist from
The team had carried out their research work in Gangtok, Kurseong, Kalimpong, Malbazar, Oodlabari and in the landslide prone areas around Bagrakote.
Due to rampant urbanization the matter had become extremely serious and could no longer be ignored. Mr Subir said that in the next five years portions of road between Siliguri and
Mr Subir said that since there is no free land in
The team said that in these landslide prone areas, people should use scientific methods of construction. As an example he pointed out that in 1982, in the
Due to heavy traffic movement on the Coronation bridge its condition is extremely dangerous. To save the bridge the team suggested alternate routes like Damdim - Lava, Kalimpong - Rhenock, Bagrakote – Lolaygaon be improved and used.
Mr Subir cautioned that there would be a dreadful calamity in the hills if the pressure on the land is not addressed immediately.