Balason Bridge in Siliguri, West Bengal
Balason Bridge in Siliguri, West Bengal

Siliguri News: Due to heavy rainfall in the Siliguri region since 20th Oct 2021, a pillar of the Balason Bridge at Matigara has been damaged. A traffic suspension has been implemented temporarily over the bridge for safety reasons. The Balason bridge is currently only open to two-wheelers and pedestrians.

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Siliguri, Gaurav Sharma, examined the bridge, and police were instructed not to allow heavy vehicles to pass. The area has been heavily patrolled by police officers.

Commissioner of Police in Siliguri, Gaurav Sharma
Commissioner of Police in Siliguri, Gaurav Sharma

The Shiv Mandir underpass has been closed to all three-wheelers and heavy vehicles, so they should turn right and take Noukaghat Road instead. Until the weather improves, it is advised to avoid non-essential travel.

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In Mahanadi (Kurseong to Sukna), landslides occurred due to heavy rain on Tuesday. Rohini Road and Pankabari Road, however, are open for traffic.

Heavy rains have caused damage to the Balason bridge, according to Police Commissioner Gaurav Sharma. Until the bridge is completely repaired, traffic has been diverted for the time being.

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