Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: A reconnaissance team from the Military Engineering Group (MEG), Bangalore, has been sent to survey the landslide-hit Coonoor-Mettupalayam Ghat Road.

Stating this to The Hindu here on Thursday, the Nilgiris Collector Santosh K. Misra said the team was likely to visit the badly affected parts below Burliar on Friday.

Expressing the hope that the repair and restoration work would be completed as early as possible, he said officials of the National Highways Authority of India were exploring the possibility of providing a temporary path near a bridge which had been washed away by a massive landslide.