Supply of essentials to Manipur has been hit, as massive landslides on the 220-km Imphal-Jiribam National Highway have disrupted traffic. Thousands of buses, trucks and private vehicles have been stranded since Saturday morning.
Official reports said huge boulders rolled down mountains at 15 places, including New Keiphundai, Nung Dollan and Maku. Employees of the Border Roads Organisation have been working around the clock to clear the debris.
For the past four days, Manipur has been experiencing rains, which have triggered massive landslides simultaneously. Food, medicines, and materials couldn’t be reached to drivers and passengers caught in the landslide areas.
They are depending on eatables offered by tribals. Additional labourers and debris-clearing machines have been rushed to the highway. Officials are keeping their fingers crossed, as more rains are forecast in the area.