HAFLONG, July 24 � The Chief Executive Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Debojeet Thaosen requested the N F Railway not to shy away from their responsibility as it is evident that the immediate effect of wanton earth cutting for BG construction was the heavy landslide which damaged the roads, valuable land of the public. He also appealed to take more protective measures and to arrange adequate compensation to the people who have lost land and property immediately.
Thaosen, alongwith Addl. Chief Engineer, PWD Roads S P Homechowdhury Assistant Executive Engineer, PWD H Lhouvom inspected the restoration work at Rekho village near Harangajao on July 23.
A 250 mts stretch on Haflong � Silchar road (NH 54 E) was damaged due to heavy landslide on the night of May 21, following which the communication in between Haflong and Silchar was totally disrupted. Though this road belongs to NHAI, but the PWD, with the approval of NHAI is constructing the road for the speedy restoration of traffic and is expected to make through within next seven days.
Talking to the visiting mediaperson, CEM said the railway itself should be careful enough of further loss of government and public property due to such landslides and adequate protection with scientific and technical measures to be taken while constructing the BG through this hilly region.
Addl. Chief Engineer, PWD Roads S P Homechowdhury said �we cannot go against the nature�. Vertical earth cutting at the downstream by the Railway, encouraged with the heavy rain, was the prime cause of landslide, he said.