Landslides cut off Manipur supply-line through Nagaland

“While the Border Roads Organisation is working round the clock to create a new alternative passage, it is unlikely for heavy vehicles to resume plying between Kohima and Imphal,” Kohima deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan told The Indian Express over the telephone.

Imphal: An aerial view of the flood affected areas in Imphal, Manipur on Saturday. File/PTI Photo


The main supply line to Manipur has remained cut off for the second day on Sunday after a massive landslide took away about 150 metres of National Highway 2 about 22 km south of Kohima, with the authorities saying it would take at least three more days for making an alternative route functional.

“The landslide has been massive, leaving practically no trace of the National Highway for about 150 metres. While the Border Roads Organisation is working round the clock to create a new alternative passage, it is unlikely for heavy vehicles to resume plying between Kohima and Imphal,” Kohima deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan told The Indian Express over the telephone. Read more

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Updated: 16/07/2017 — 17:51

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