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Nagaland legislators visit roads hit by landslide

By EMN Updated: Jun 29, 2019 11:03 pm

Dimapur, June 29 (EMN): Two roads in Phek and Zunheboto district are said to have been affected, one of which was attributed to landslide. Elected representatives visited the respective areas, updates said on Saturday.
The government publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) gave updates in its Saturday bulletin.
The minister for Planning & Coordination and Land Revenue, Neiba Kronu visited the site of a road said to have been ‘washed away,’ on June 28 at Pfutsero town in Phek district.

According to the IPR, the stretch of road comes under the NHIDCL’s proposed two-lane highway, stated to be a major road connecting Pfutsero to Phek via Sakraba and to Chetheba via Phusachodu. Officials from Pfutsero, and of the NHIDCL besides the contractor of the two-lane project, visited the affected road, the IPR stated.

‘A meeting was convened with all the stake holders and departments to expedite the construction of the highway in that particular stretch,’ the IPR added.

The IPR’s Aghunato unit issued similar updates informing about another elected representative from the area visiting a road affected by landslide

The note from the APRO stated that a large landslide had occurred a few days ago along the Zunheboto-Kiphire road disrupting communication and affecting normal lives of the people of the area.

‘In response, the advisor for the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority Pukhayi Sumi visited the affected area yesterday,’ the updates stated.

The advisor was accompanied by officials of the administration, and Gaon Burah among others, it was informed.
Also, a bypass through the Aghunato CHC road has been cleared, restoring connectivity, the updates informed. The advisor is said to have directed the Border Road Organisation to repair the affected road.

‘A couple of buildings have been damaged with no cases of human casualties,’ the APRO stated.

By EMN Updated: Jun 29, 2019 11:03:00 pm