DIMAPUR, Aug 26 - A major landslide from a hilltop between Phesama and Kigwema villages in Kohima district has blocked NH-29 completely and displaced 45 families in the area.
NH-29 is the lifeline of southern Angami region in Nagaland and Manipur.
The police, homeguards and neighbouring villages like Viswema, Jakhama, Kigwema, Pfuchama and Mima, have been assisting the affected house owners in dismantling their houses from the affected area.
Volunteers from St Joseph�s College, Jakhama; St Paul�s School, Phesama; Japfu Christian College, New Reserve; youths from neighbouring villages and other organisations have been helping the stranded travellers in carrying their luggage from Phesama to Kigwema.
Nagaland Minister for Roads & Bridges Y Vikheho Swu inspected the landslide area and interacted with Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officials and leaders of Phesama Village Council (PVC). He appealed to the BRO to ensure early restoration of the road and assured it of all possible help in this regard.
The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) led by Kohima ADC Lithrongla Tongpi visited the affected site and interacted with PVC members. The DDMA distributed relief materials to the families who are taking care of the affected families and also to the village council volunteers.