SHILLONG, Sept 7 - Traffic movement was disrupted on National Highway 40 (Guwahati-Shillong Road) on Sunday afternoon due to a massive landslide at Umling, Ri-Bhoi district. However, one lane has been cleared for traffic movement today.
Vehicles were stranded for several hours at the Highway. Superintendent of Police, Ri-Bhoi district, GD Kharwanlang rushed to the spot and diverted light vehicles through a different route.
Light vehicles were directed from Byrnihat to Umden and onward towards Nongpoh and Shillong. Similarly, vehicles from Shillong were diverted to Umling-Sohkhwai route and then to 20 Mile. But heavy vehicles were stranded on the highway yesterday.
�Weather permitting we would be able to clear the other lane this evening or tomorrow,� Kharwanlang said over the phone from Nongpoh today.
It is also being advised that those travelling between Guwahati and Shillong can take the Shillong-Mairang- Patharkhmah-Rani route.
Moreover, all those travelling between Shillong and Garo Hills can take the Nongstoin-Shallang-Tura route.