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Nagaland: Single-lane traffic on NH 29 near Sechü-Zubza

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 01, 2019 11:45 pm



(Top to bottom): Sections of road covered with mud and debris along National Highway-29 near Sechü-Zubza on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent

Kohima, Oct. 1 (EMN): Following major landslide along National Highway-29 near Sechü-Zubza, the road remained closed until Tuesday evening. Single-lane road was reopened for vehicles including heavy vehicles (empty trucks) after restoration work lasting an entire day.

However, the affected site is unstable and will require frequent clearance. M/s Gayatri Project Ltd will be deploying machineries the entire night for any emergencies, SDO (C) of Sechü-Zubza Mhomo Tungoe told Eastern Mirror.

Around 200 metre of the road caved in after an ‘entire hill’ clamped down at around 9.30 pm on September 30, he said.

A truck was ‘partially buried’ while crossing the road; however, no casualty was reported. After retrieval of the buried truck in the afternoon, road clearance work started, Tungoe informed.

Earlier in the day, heavy vehicles were barred from plying while light vehicles were diverted via Peducha-Tsiesema road and via Mezoma-Khonoma road.

The deputy commissioner of Kohima and revenue officer were said to have inspected the affected area.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 01, 2019 11:45:27 pm