Landslide disrupts road, rail link to Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur
Guwahati / Haflong : Assam’s Barak Valley and Dima Hasao districts and neighboring states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur were cut off from the surface on Tuesday as continuous rains caused landslides and landslides along several roads in Assam and Meghalaya. The railway tracks were washed away.
Landslides at various places in Assam’s Dima Hasao district affected road as well as rail links. Landslides in Meghalaya’s eastern Jaintia Hills district cut off road access to the Barak Valley in southern Assam and key parts of three northeastern states.
A fresh landslide occurred this morning in Kuliang village on NH06. The Selcher-Ratachera-Khliehriat route is blocked. Efforts are underway to clear it and help is being provided to stranded passengers, he tweeted.
Assam Police Special Director General GP Singh asked the public to refrain from using the road until the road block is cleared.
“Please refrain from traveling from Silchar to Guwahati until the road block is cleared,” he tweeted.
An official bulletin states that heavy rains in Dima Hasao have cut off communications since Sunday.
Landslides and potholes at various places have cut off roads in the district.
A spokesman for the North Eastern Frontier Railway said that due to landslides and flooding on the tracks in Lumding Badarpur section, the train was cut off from Barak Valley, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram.
He further said that the rehabilitation work of the railway line was being carried out on a war footing.
With road and rail links disrupted, air fares have risen.
Silchar MP Rajdeep Rai, who reached out to his constituency, tweeted, “Heavy rains and landslides disrupted railways and roadways. I am shocked to see that the air of #silchar- #guwahati Fare has reached 31000 / – for a 25 minute flight of 300 km! This issue of ticket prices needs to be addressed immediately! He wrote, tagging the Prime Minister and his office, the Minister of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India.
Assam has been hit by floods and so far about 200,000 people have been affected in 20 districts.
Two deaths have been reported from the floods, while landslides in the current wave of floods have killed five more people.