Meb-Dhola road washes away, MLA Tayeng takes stock of situation.

PASIGHAT, July 23:Heavy downpour and rapidly rising level of river Siang caused massive soil erosion in Mebo subdivision of East Siang district. According to official sources, 400 hects (approx.) crop and land eroded by the river Siang. Govt. LPS, Sigar under threat from massive bank erosion and electricity connection to Namsing, Mer, Gadum and alsovillages of Paglam circle (Lower Dibang Valley) snapped due to washed away of 11KV OHT Line by the bank erosion. Official sources also added that Mebo-DholaRoad (MDR) connecting Mebo and Paglam has been eroded away a stretch of 550 mtrs by Siang River in between Kongkul and Namsing villages. However, it is reported that NH-513 PMY Road blocked at 36.500kms under NHIDCL likely to restore today.

Meanwhile, Mebo MLA Lombo Tayeng along with DC Dr. Kinny Singh, CE, PWD (Eastern Zone) Er. M. Bam, SP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, SE PWD, Er. Tapi Darang, EEs of PWD, WRD and Power and DDMO held a spot inspection today. After taking stock of the situation, MLA Tayeng asked all concerned to gear-up for alternative road making communication through immediately besides restoration of power supply in the affected areas. He asked the people not to panic but to extend help and cooperation to the administration and executive agencies.

EE, PWD Er. TaniTaki informed this evening that the department has already been arranged required man and machineries for the alternative road construction and expected to be completed within five days.

HK Roy

For DIPRO, Pasighat