Earlier today, an inspection drive of Gangtok and the surrounding areas was conducted, focusing on the Tadong Government Senior Secondary School which needs urgent attention. I was accompanied by Hon’ble Minister Shri Arun Upreti, Hon’ble MLA Shri GT Dhungel, councillors of GMC, HoDs, and officers of line departments.
We toured the roadside areas and discussed proper road connectivity by integrating several parts that have been previously left out or have dilapidated road conditions. Several development works were also discussed including parking facilities, gym halls, and toilet facilities. Construction of a foot-over bridge at strategic locations was also proposed as well as the renovation of waiting sheds and roadside beautification.
Expanding water sources and construction of water tanks were also considered along with concerns like drainage and sewerage system. Most importantly, we inspected the buildings and lands owned by the government and directed the officials to deliberate on better utilisations of these properties.
We started the inspection drive from Shiva Mandir, Pani House, and walked towards Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College via Animal Husbandry premises, where we reviewed several concerns which also included constructions to further enhance the college. We also visited a government-owned site consisting of an old structure at 6th Mile and directed the officials to look into utilizing it suitably.