Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway closed

Published on Apr 02 2009 // Main News

Phuentsholing, April 02, 2009: The Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway remained closed for third consecutive day due to the landslide cause by heavy rain on Tuesday night. 

The landslide had swept away the Takti Bridge, de-linking Thimphu with Phuentsholing. Works for restoration of the highway is underway and officials involved in reconstruction have not given any timeline for completion of the work. 

The landslide had killed few people including an assistant driver of a truck, local officer of the DANTAK stationed at the bridge. The dead bodies have not been recovered.

According to government records, this highway experienced over 230 accidents in 2008 alone.