Kolkata, 25 July. Many districts have been cut off from each other due to landslides caused by continuous heavy rains in Sikkim. The roads are flooded and traffic is completely disrupted, due to which the life of the people living there is disturbed. Now the army has landed its helicopter to supply essential goods. Mandeep Singh Hooda, spokesman for the Eastern Command of the Ministry of Defense, gave information about this on Saturday. He said that the Air Force’s MiG-17V5 helicopter has been deployed for relief and rescue work at the request of the Sikkim government. Through this, 5.5 tons of essential commodities have been airlifted from Mangan to Sekong district. Seyong has lost contact with Mangan district due to incessant rains. Apart from this, movement is also completely disrupted due to floods and landslides. That is why essential goods are being supplied by helicopter. Mandeep Singh Hooda said that till the situation becomes normal, army soldiers will be ready to distribute relief materials to the people.
It is noteworthy that due to monsoon, there has been continuous heavy rainfall in the adjoining areas for the last several days. Due to this, there is a situation of water logging in many places and conditions like flooding remain. Large scale landslides have occurred in the hilly areas due to which the contact of the related areas has been cut off from the surrounding areas. Power supply is already disrupted there. With this, communication resources have also come to a standstill, due to which the help of army is being taken to supply essential goods.