Fuel Trucks, Passenger Vehicles Stranded On Manipur Highway Due To Landslide

Vehicles going to Manipur's capital Imphal are stranded as National Highway 37 connects Imphal with Assam and Nagaland

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Fuel Trucks, Passenger Vehicles Stranded On Manipur Highway Due To Landslide

Rivers in Manipur's capital Imphal have also overflowed due to heavy rain.

Imphal:  Buses and trucks carrying fuel and other supplies are stranded on a highway in Manipur's hills due to landslides triggered by heavy rain. A 200-metre-long landslide on National Highway 37 at Tamenglong district yesterday cut off the only road link to neighbouring states -- Assam and Nagaland.

Vehicles going to Manipur's capital Imphal are stranded as National Highway 37 connects Imphal with Assam and Nagaland. The Border Road Task Force (BRTF) personnel have been clearing debris and repairing the damaged portion of the road, officials said.

Landslides on several points along the important Imphal-Dimapur National Highway 39 yesterday also affected movement of vehicles in Senapati district. This highway connects Imphal-Senapati district in Manipur with Dimapur in Nagaland and Assam.

Cars, passenger buses and hundreds of goods and fuel carriers are stranded on National Highway 39 in Senapati.

Heavy rain since last week has affected Manipur's paddy cultivation, and flooded residential areas in Imphal. The river Nambul and the river Kongba, which flow across Imphal, have overflowed.

The state government sought the army's help last week to evacuate people from severely affected locations.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspected the flood situation in Thoubal and Imphal East districts last week, and assured rehabilitation of the affected people.
 

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