Updated 18 May 2022, 6:39 am
Landslides continue to occur at various places in the Twilang area along the Imphal-Tamenglong road in Kangpokpi district due to incessant rainfall while the Joint Monitoring Development Committee of IT Road takes up exhaustive efforts to clear the debris.
Four landslides reportedly occurred on Tuesday night between Joupi and T Vaichong sub divisional headquarters while three other minor landslides were also found. The minor landslides will be vulnerable to causing havoc if the rain continues for a day or more.
Three private passenger vehicles from Lanka and Lhouthang and four army vehicles from Tamei heading towards Kangpokpi district headquarters remained stranded near Gelnal village owing to the landslides. Clearing of debris is reportedly going on till the filing of this report.
The Joint Monitoring Development Committee of IT Road continued clearing four landslides between Joupi and T Vaichong and informed the general public to avoid unnecessary travelling as some locations in the area are reportedly vulnerable to landslides if it continues to rain.
The road between Chalwa and T Vaichong Sub Divisional Headquarters which was temporarily closed in the morning by the JMDC has been opened in the afternoon after clearing the debris by the JMDC.
However, the landslide that occurred at Phoikon village on Tuesday will be cleared by Wednesday according to the JMDC.
The debris owing to the mudslide at Lamlenkon near T Vaichong sub divisional headquarters that inundated a vast section of Imphal-Tamenglong road could not be cleared as the mudslides still continue to occur at the spot.
A fissure also reportedly appeared at Rijaltahar in Irang Part-II causing damages to a house belonging to one Gyan Bahadur Adhikari.
The only optional connectivity for the people of the Twilang area at present is the PMGSY road from Chawangkining to T Vaichong Sub Divisional Headquarters via Tapon.
However, a few yards of the road near Gorkha Tapon are reportedly on the verge of crumbling down owing to the landslides.
The JMDC of IT Road sincerely thanked the executive engineer and contractors for continuously clearing the debris as and when any landslides occurred along the PMGSY road.
The swelling Irang river, more popularly known as the Twilang river by the locals had also completely damaged the water tributary of Chalwa paddy fields at Vangchomphai and Jaopi area.
JMDC chairman, Lutngam Manlun said that almost all the paddy cultivators in the area especially from Chalwa village depend on the said water tributary which has been damaged by the swelling Twilang river. If the tributary is not restored, most farmers would be able to cultivate their paddy this year.
He further appealed to the authority concerned to seriously consider restoring the damaged water tributary of the paddy fields at the earliest before the paddy sowing season arrives.
First published:18 May 2022, 6:39 am
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KANGPOKPI district, Manipur