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Continuous Downpour Creates Havoc In Arunachal Pradesh

Continuous Downpour Creates Havoc In Arunachal Pradesh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 July 2019 6:22 AM GMT

Itanagar: Incessant rains in the last couple of days have triggered landslides in several parts of the State disrupting surface communication.

The Bhalukpong-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) road in West Kameng district remained closed for traffic movement for the fifth day on Thursday as massive landslides blocked the road at several points.

The district administration has issued an advisory, cautioning people to avoid travelling through the BCT road until it is fully restored. It advised the people to take the Orang-Kalaktang-Shergaon-Rupa-Tenga (OKSRT) road in case of unavoidable circumstances, official sources informed here.

A report from Lower Dibang Valley district stated that the Roing-Anini road has been damaged at various points following the rains, putting Dibang Valley district on the verge of being cut off from the rest of the State.

As per reports, road from Roing to Anini, the headquarters of Dibang Valley district, has been severely damaged at Etalin, near Enaya and at Awali (Battis).

The damage has been reportedly caused due to land cutting for the highway construction.

Landslides at these points are also causing a lot of problems for travellers.

The road between Ruksin and Mirem-Bilat area in East Siang district has been snapped after the turbulent Sille River washed away the abutment of the Niglok Bailey Bridge on Wednesday.

Flood water also inundated a vast area of human habitations in Ngorlung village and damaged at least 16 houses in the district.

Pasighat West MLA Ninong Ering has given necessary directives to the officers concerned to handle the situation effectively.

Ruksin ADC Kabit Apang has also visited the flood affected areas and apprised the higher authorities of the prevailing situation. Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy downpour have wreaked havoc in the Capital Complex also.

Portions of several arterial roads in the state capital and other parts of Papum Pare district have been badly damaged hitting hard the surface communication system, another official report informed.

Rain triggered landslide near SRPL petrol depot and police headquarters here, blocked the National Highway-415 early Wednesday morning due to which school going students could not attend their schools.

A culvert near Pagatara on Papu Nallah-Itanagar road via Jullang has also got filled with mud, due to which the traffic movement was disrupted. The NH-415 between Itanagar and Naharlagun also got blocked affecting traffic movement as the rain water was overflowing on the road.

Report from Doimukh said that the Pare river flow is on the rise with the nearby residences located on the both banks of the river are severely threatened. Several households nearby a church have left their homes for safety, in fear of flood fury from the Pare river. A portion of PMGSY road leading to Lekha, Tomru and Rose villages has also been damaged, the report added.

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