Pema Khandu releases ‘Red Alert’ against landslides in Arunachal
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 05-Jul-2017

Itanagar, July 5: Concerning about continuous heavy rainfall in the Arunachal Pradesh which led to landslides in the past one week, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has issued a red alert in the state. In the wake of the incessant rain in the state, Khandu appealed the citizens to stay alert and remain prepared.

The landslides have been creating havoc in most of the districts in the state. It is informed that with the other prominent towns of the state and Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal has lost communication as the connecting road has been blocked by landslides. Consequently, Mechuka of West Siang district has lost communication with the rest of the state.

Itanagar, a state capital too last the connection from the rest of the country has there are landslides on NH 52 A. A a portion of NH 415 connecting Itanagar and Naharlagun has been eroded forcing the administration to divert traffic through Pappu Nallah-Jullang Road, which is the lifeline for the people of Banderdewa, Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Itanagar.

As people remain stuck due to the landslides, life has come to a standstill in many districts of the state. No loss of life has been reported yet.