Tamenglong district of Manipur cut off from rest of the world

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TAMENGONG, April 27: The recent extreme weather that lashed out many parts of the State has also taken its toll in Tamenglong district headquarters.

As a result of the torrential rain accompanied by hailstom and thundershower, road connectivity in the district head quarter has been hit hard.

Apparently, the district has been cut off from the rest of the world.

It is learnt that the district has been reeling under total darkness due to non supply of power since April 15.

Subsequently, all telephone networks are reported to be down since.

A massive landslide has also blocked the Tamenglong – Khongsang road completely, informed sources adding that several vehicles are reportedly stranded on both sides of the road.

Moreover, some portions of the Namkaolong Part- II (Duigainam) Road have sunk and cracks of about 50 to 60 metres are developing, which has only worsen the situation.

Despite of untold suffering faced by people of Tamenglong due to the deplorable condition of the roads and landslide; the M/S Woodhill Infrastructure Ltd who won the e-tender for temporary restoration of the damaged road was found absent.

However, only one JCB of BRTF and few workers were found clearing the landslide along Tamenglong- Khongsang road, when a joined team of Joint Forum for Transport Welfare Association Tamenglong, Traders Association Tamenglong and media persons, visited the affected areas.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways MoRTH has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 13,23,91,325 in the year 2012. The contract work was awarded to M/S Woodhill Ltd and National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) as sole Project Implementing

Unit (PIU), stated Rajenglung, Information Secretary JFTWA Tamenglong.

In the meantime, the Project Implementing Unit of National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd has collected some boarder stones and it is reported that the M/S Woodhill Ltd had issued fake Bank Grantee (BG) to NHIDCL.

NHIDCL has now halted collection of boarder stone for temporary restoration.

NHIDCL has not seeking Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong help against M/S Woodhill Ltd.

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