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Rains wreak havoc in Arunachal Pradesh


Itanagar: Incessant rains in the past eight days have wrecked havoc in Arunachal Pradesh disrupting communication and throwing life out of gear.

Road connectivity between Itanagar and Banderdewa via Karsingsa has been disrupted after a large portion of NH-415 (formerly known as NH-52A) was washed away near Karsingsa. The Hollongi-Itanagar road was also cut off due to the incessant downpour.

“Combating the heavy and continuous rains is a difficult task. However, the department is working round the clock to restore the roads. But there is a major landslide near Karsingsa block point which may take some time,” PWD Chief Engineer (Highways), Hage Appa said here.

State PWD minister Gojen Gadi today inspected the Karsingsa sinking zone and directed the engineers to set a target to make the road fit for light motor vehicles within two days.

Gadi, who was accompanied with a host of engineers said the Banderdewa-Itanagar road was the lifeline for the state capital and another vital link, the Itanagar-Hollongi road was also blocked and only the Nirjuli-Gumto was open.

He apprised Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at Naharalgun and sought immediate funds for maintenance work, to which Tuki assured of taking up the matter with the Centre.

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