Landslide damages large portion of Margherita-Changlang road

Staff Reporter

CHANGLANG, 14 Jun: A landslide triggered by torrential rains damaged a large portion of the Margherita-Changlang road near the Rang Frah temple area here on Tuesday.

A large crack developed in one portion of the road in the morning, and by afternoon, half of the road was completely swept away.

Continuous and heavy rainfall has also caused landslides in a few spots along the 45-km-long Margherita-Changlang road. Trees and large boulders also fell at some portions of the road.

PWD EE P Ngemu informed The Arunachal Times that efforts are on to widen the road for traffic to pass through.

“This morning, the department managed to clear the debris from the road and made traffic through; however, a large portion of the road was later swept away. We may have to close down the traffic if the rainfall continues at this rate,” the EE said.

The Margherita-Changlang road is the lifeline of the people of Changlang district headquarters. Its closure could hamper food and vegetable supply and emergency medical treatment for the patients here.