ITANAGAR, June 8 � The land-locked hilly State of Arunachal Pradesh, more particularly its twin capital towns of Itanagar and Naharlagun, continued to face nature�s wrath with the monsoon at its peak, throwing normal life out of gear.
Heavy and incessant rains being experienced for the past one week continued to lash the twin cities, triggering landslides at several locations along NH-52A inviting unfathomable �woes� for the capital dwellers.
Surface communication between Itanagar and Banderdewa � the gateway of Arunachal capital � via Karsingsa along the NH-52A, what authorities call NH-415, has been snapped following washing away of a large portion of the highway at Karsingsa sinking zone � a recurring phenomenon � forcing the commuters to take to the Nirjuli-Doimukh-Gumto-Harmutti route.
The NH-52A is considered as the only lifeline of the State capital. Vehicular movement along the said stretch remained suspended for nearly two months after a major portion of the road had been washed away by Dikrong river in August last year, forcing the district authorities to divert the traffic through the Nirjuli-Doimukh-Gumto-Harmutti road.
�The PWD is working round the clock to restore the road to keep traffic open. But Karsingsa block point is major one and it may take some time,� an official said.
PWD Minister Gojen Gadi along with departmental officials today inspected the Karsingsa sinking zone and directed the engineers to set a target to make the road fit for light motor vehicles within two days.
Surface communication of Anjaw district is completely disrupted since the last few days due to incessant rain-triggered landslides. There are major block points along the Tezu-Hayuliang-Hawai-Walong road.
It was also informed that shortage of essential commodities was being felt in the district leading to hike in the prices of all available items. The BRTF men are also working round the clock to restore the road.
Dibang Valley district has also remained cut off from the rest of the world since last five days due to torrential rainfall which triggered flash floods and landslides at various locations.
With the major rivers including mighty Siang river in spate, Pasighat is facing the threat of being inundated. Essential services such as water and electricity supply to the town have been disrupted as the Sille hydro project is badly affected.
Road link between Roing, the headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley district, and Tezu, the headquarters of Lohit district has also been disrupted due to rain related catastrophe.