ITANAGAR, July 25 - Surface communication between Itanagar and Naharlagun has been totally disrupted after a large portion of road surface of National Highway-415 was swept away in a landslide triggered by torrential rain early Wednesday. The district administration has diverted the traffic through the narrow Papu Nallah-Jully road.
�Road link between the twin capital towns has been snapped as around 8-10 metre stretch of road formation of NH-415 has been completely washed away in a rain-triggered massive mudslide this morning,� informed PWD (Highway) Executive Engineer Nani Tath.
The officer said road restoration work is in full swing. The highway construction agency has pressed its men and material for early restoration of the road with PWD (Highway) monitoring the work. Efforts are on to make the road through by tomorrow, he said.
Heavy rainfall and waterlogging wreaked havoc at Nirjuli�s Bage Tinali area in the morning inundating the low-lying highway thereby affecting the traffic movement.