Meghalaya: Landslides damage NH-6; supplies to Tripura, Mizoram hit


Meghalaya: Landslides damage NH-6; supplies to Tripura, Mizoram hit.

The Meghalaya administration is on alert across the state after continuous rains, which led to several landslides on the main lifeline – National Highway 6 – under the Lumshnong Police Station in the eastern Jaintia hills.
The obstruction of NH-6 will also affect states like Mizoram and Tripura along with Barak Valley in South Assam.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Konrad K Sangma on Thursday held a review meeting with deputy commissioners of different districts, after which they decided to form four regional committees, headed by a minister.

“I have asked them to take steps to ensure that the movement of vehicles starts as soon as possible, especially the essentials that are needed not only for these districts but also for the neighboring states,” he said.
Earlier, on social media, a truck as well as a car stuck in a ditch filled with pictures of the road, thankfully no casualties were reported.

Abhilash Baranwal , deputy commissioner of East Jaintia Hills, also issued a public notice stating, “Due to continuous heavy rains since last week, NH 06 has been shifted to several places throughout the district, especially from Nongsning to Ratacherra . A section of NH6 near LumshnongToll Plaza was also washed away. ”
The DC has advised to avoid unnecessary travel on the road. “Even in the case of emergencies, they must exercise extreme caution when traveling from NH 06 in this section until further updates on road maintenance,” the DC advised.

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