KOHIMA, Aug 14 (PTI): Heavy landslides triggered by incessant rains for the past couple of weeks in Nagaland have completely cut off NH-29 between Dimapur and Kohima, officials said today.
Hundreds of vehicles are stranded since yesterday on both sides of the disrupted segment of the highway between Chumukedima and Jharnapani where mud accompanied with boulders and trees have tumbled down in at least 15 places, police said.
A house was washed away while a two-wheeler and a car were buried under debris, though no casualty was reported.
Although there are alternative routes via Mokokchung and Wokha in Nagaland to maintain essential supply, the NH-29 is the arterial road for both Kohima and Imphal.
Assisted by villagers, Dimapur district administration has deployed earth-movers for clearing the debris, officials said.
The Border Road Organisation (BRO) officials along with senior government functionaries today visited the affected areas.
The landslips disrupted power supply to Peren district and Medziphema area following damage of some of the electric poles. Efforts were on to restore electricity supply soon.
The landslips also damaged the main water supply of PHE (Public Health Engineering) department to Dimapur and Chumukedima, officials said.