Arunachal Pradesh: Heavy rains cut off Itanagar from rest of country

Arunachal Pradesh: Heavy rains cut off Itanagar from rest of country

ITANAGAR, July 3: In Arunachal Pradesh, incessant heavy rains over the past two days have triggered landslides, damaged houses, water pipelines, roads and hit basic essential services.

The capital town of Itanagar has been cut off from the rest of the country due to landslides on NH-52 A.

Courtesy: Twitter
Courtesy: Twitter

Chief Minister Pema Khandu directed officials to immediately evacuate people living in vulnerable areas to safer places and ensure adequate stock of ration, medicine and other essential commodities.

The rainwater has eroded a portion of NH 415 connecting Itanagar and Naharlagun, forcing the administration to divert traffic through the Pappu Nallah-Jullang road.

In the wake of an India Meteorological Department(IMD) warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall, Khandu appealed to people to stay alert.

(PTI)

Featured image(courtesy): Arunachal 24

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