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Landslide cuts off Maibang Jatinga highway, poor road maintenance blamed

Heavy downpour for the last two days has caused severe landslides at several places in Assam’s Dima Hasao district. Landslides have also disrupted road communication in multiple places. A bus

Heavy downpour for the last two days has caused severe landslides at several places in Assam’s Dima Hasao district.

Landslides have also disrupted road communication in multiple places. A bus was stranded near S- turn causing disruption of communication. Besides, many vehicles have been stranded near N Leikul for several hours.

As per reports, NH-54 between Maibang and Jatinga have been blocked following heavy landslides in the area.

Dima Hasao Deputy commissioner Nazreen Ahmed visited the affected site to monitor the situation. She urged the NHAI officials to ensure immediate restoration. Multiple JCBs have been pressed into service to clear the mud and debris.

Ahmed informed that the contract for the maintenance of the roads was terminated due to lapsed on the part of the contractors. She added that the NHAI will be informed to urgently take up maintenance work of the important stretch.

Meanwhile the District Disaster Management Authority or DDMA has briefed the PWD department on the prevailing situation.

First Published: 15th April, 2022 17:26 IST

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