Slow return to normalcy at Longchem circle after landslides
Longchem, July 8 (EMN): Fifteen days after a series of massive landslides had snapped all connectivity under Longchem EAC Circle under Mokokchung district, 70 percent of the landslides have been cleared, informed the district disaster management authority (DDMA) chairman, Sushil Kumar on Saturday.
The DDMA chairman, and the deputy commissioner of Mokokchung, Sushil Kumar Patel informed that a team led by EAC Longchem, Trongdiba Tongpi, staff of EE Mangkolemba (PWD) along with members of Japukong Kaketshir Mungdang and Japukong Youth organization since last night have been working round the clock and have cleared the road till Lirmen.
The team also distributed essential commodities to the villagers who have been reeling from shortage of food supplies for the past 12 days.
Today, ADC Mongkolemba, T Imtiwapang Aier along with DDMA officer, T Wangshi Jamir and SDRF personnel also delivered essential commodities to two villages: Yajang A and Yajang Model. However the convoy could not reach the destination because of a huge landslide near Yajang A village gate and relief supplies had to be carried on foot.
Members of the village council of Yajang A and Yajang Model said that a portion of the road connecting Yajang C to Yajang B has been swept away which might take some two or three days to be cleared.
The team led by Longchem EAC is also planning to clear landslides at Yajang area by this evening. However, the road connecting Saring village to Longchem still remained cut off.
It may be mention here, that ever since the road connecting Tuli and Assam has been cut off for the last two weeks, the road via Mankolemba remains the only lifeline for the affected villages.