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Landslide disrupts bus services in Manipur

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IMPHAL, July 15 � Inter-State bus services in Manipur have been suspended for the past three days following the landslide on the National Highway near Kohima on Friday night.

A 200 feet stretch of National Highway (NH 2) near Phesama village close to Kisama Naha heritage site in Nagaland�s Kohima district which connects Manipur with the rest of the country, has been washed away following heavy downpour on July 12 night.

�We have stopped the bus services since the last three days due to the landslide�, said an official of Network Bus Services in Imphal. �If the situation improves we may resume the services from tomorrow�, he added.

More than two dozen tourist buses besides a good number of goods trucks passes through the Nagaland sector of NH 2 everyday.

However, smaller passenger buses such as 13-seater Wingers continue to move till the landslide area where transhipment is made, according to sources.

Sources also said that more than a 100 Manipur-bound goods trucks have been reportedly stranded on the Highway in Nagaland following the landslide.

Meanwhile, the Nagaland Government in association with the Border Road Task Force are working day and night to re-link the highway, sources here said.

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Landslide disrupts bus services in Manipur

IMPHAL, July 15 � Inter-State bus services in Manipur have been suspended for the past three days following the landslide on the National Highway near Kohima on Friday night.

A 200 feet stretch of National Highway (NH 2) near Phesama village close to Kisama Naha heritage site in Nagaland�s Kohima district which connects Manipur with the rest of the country, has been washed away following heavy downpour on July 12 night.

�We have stopped the bus services since the last three days due to the landslide�, said an official of Network Bus Services in Imphal. �If the situation improves we may resume the services from tomorrow�, he added.

More than two dozen tourist buses besides a good number of goods trucks passes through the Nagaland sector of NH 2 everyday.

However, smaller passenger buses such as 13-seater Wingers continue to move till the landslide area where transhipment is made, according to sources.

Sources also said that more than a 100 Manipur-bound goods trucks have been reportedly stranded on the Highway in Nagaland following the landslide.

Meanwhile, the Nagaland Government in association with the Border Road Task Force are working day and night to re-link the highway, sources here said.

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