Fresh mudslides were reported in some parts of Nagaland affecting the vehicular movements in Nagaland and Manipur. The mudslides had buried some portions of highways 2 and 29 on Tuesday. An 80 metre long breach at NH 2 near Kohima has disrupted all vehicular movements cutting off Manipur.

The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and high officials visited the areas affected by mudslide and directed the state and Border Roads Task Force officials to do everything to clear the debris. Officials said that most of the debris were cleared by Wednesday night and vehicular movement restored. There will be free flow of traffic unless there is fresh rain.

Commandant of 15 BRTF Col Tejpal Singh is personally supervising the works. He however said that the restoration works of the 80 metre breach along NH 2 near Kohima will take some months since a bypass has to be constructed. There are other issues like acquiring private land, paying compensation etc. Meanwhile hundreds of trucks, buses and private vehicles are stranded along the two highways.


Traffic resumes on breached highwayJuly 24, 2013